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Ex-Chancellor Crashes Car After Boozy Hamptons Party [POLL]

Posted 09.20.2011 | Education

Former New York City Schools Chancellor Cathie Black struggled to leave a "boozy Bastille Day bash" Saturday, crashing her SUV into a tree upon her de...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Bloomberg's Follies -- A Lesson for Other School Districts | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 06.08.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Whether circumventing term limits or banning smoking in restaurants, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is nothing if not a politician accustomed to ...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Behind New York's School System Shakeup | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 06.07.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- It was a day of tumult for the leadership that presides over New York City's classrooms. Cathie Black, New York City's Schools Chancello...

When 'Failing' Schools Close and Whiter, Brighter Schools Open

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michele Somerville

The matter of school closings is complex and polarizing. Evidence suggests the only solution to the problem of "failing" (DOE speak for "black and Latino") schools is to open new, small schools.

Critics Blast Compromise On Cathie Black Pick, Urge School Boycotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Critics of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's choice for the next schools chancellor say they will file for a temporary restraining order on Monday to try to p...

After Klein Hire, News Corp Makes $360M Buy Into Education | FERNANDA SANTOS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On Monday, News Corporation announced that it had signed an agreement to buy 90 percent of Wireless Generation for $360 million in cash, its first for...

Opposition to Cathleen Black as Schools Chancellor Grows | JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has been frank about why he took pains to keep his search for a new schools chancellor secret, saying he wanted to avoid a ...

Teacher Salaries and Shortage Areas

Christopher Reeve | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Christopher Reeve

While I am very disappointed that Mayor Bloomberg selected a new schools chancellor with no experience whatsoever in public education, I have to remain optimistic that our NYC kids will not be shortchanged in any way.

Two Top Schools Veterans Quit After Black Assumes Chancellor Position

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Two top schools officials have resigned in the wake of Cathie Black's surprise appointment. Photeine Anagnostopoulos, deputy chancellor for finance an...

Why Joel Klein Should Be Fired

William C. Thompson, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
William C. Thompson, Jr.

The stakes are too high to fail. If we are to address the education challenges confronting our children, we must have an educator at the helm of our school system again.