Cathie Black

Schools Chancellor Cathie Black speaks at P.S. 262 - Brooklyn, NY - Jan 3, 2011 - Photo: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880

Parents To Mayor: Make Up Your Mind On School Closings

It’s a waiting game to find out if New York City children will go to school Wednesday. And some parents are angry saying Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s late call will leave them scrambling for child care.


Cathie Black takes a tour of the five boroughs on her first day on the job as schools chancellor. (Photo/Stan Brooks)

New Head Of NYC Schools Launches 5-Borough Tour

The former Hearst Magazines chairwoman appeared at Public School 262 in Bedford-Stuyvesant and was also set to visit schools in Queens, the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island.


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Black Set To Start Monday As New Chancellor

The publishing executive chosen to lead New York City’s sprawling public school system will spend her first day as chancellor on a five-borough school tour Monday, despite the criticism over what opponents call a lack of experience.


Cathie Black and Joel Klein (credit: AP)

Black Preps To Take Over In New Year

With the New Year comes new leadership in the Department of Education. Cathie Black will take over for outgoing Chancellor Black, starting her new position on Monday.


Cathie Black is seen with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and outgoing New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein in the Blue Room at City Hall - New York, NY - Nov 9, 2010 - Photo: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office

Judge Clears Way For NYC Schools Chancellor

Lawyers for the plaintiffs argued in state Supreme court that Cathie Black lacks the required credentials to even be a teacher, much less chancellor of the massive school system.


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Parents Oppose NYC Schools Chancellor Choice

Lawyers representing more than a dozen parents in three lawsuits are urging a state judge to block a magazine executive from becoming New York City schools chancellor starting next week.


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US Education Chief Meets NYC’s Future Chancellor

Duncan was in New York for an announcement about an initiative to beef up GED programs.


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US Education Chief To Meet With Cathie Black

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is preparing to meet with the publishing executive who is poised to take over the city’s public school system.


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Another Lawsuit Filed Over NYC Schools Choice

The suit by state Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and other parents claims that state Education Commissioner David Steiner shouldn’t have granted a waiver to allow Hearst Magazines Chairwoman Cathie Black to take the job.


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Incoming NYC Schools Chancellor Asks For ‘Chance’

The incoming chancellor of New York City’s public school system is pleading with the public to give her a chance to show that she can do the job.


Hearst Magazines chairwoman Cathie Black, left, New York's new schools chancellor, meets parents as she visits Public School 109 in the Bronx on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, in New York.  It was Black's first public appearance a day after the state granted her a waiver to bypass state law requiring chancellors to have education experience. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Incoming NYC Schools Chancellor Greets Children

The publishing executive set to take over the nation’s largest school system greeted Bronx children a day after clearing a final hurdle to becoming chancellor.


Cathie Black, Mike Bloomberg

NY Education Commissioner Grants Waiver For Black

The State Education Commissioner will decided whether to grant Cathie Black a waiver — which is needed because she has no teaching experience.


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Black Appointment May End Up In Court

Protesters led by Brooklyn Councilman Charles Barron were vowing to file a temporary restraining order Monday to prevent Cathie Black from taking the post.


Cathie Black and Joel Klein (credit: AP)

Critics Protest Reported Deal To Name Black As Chancellor

At a Saturday morning news conference, various community leaders voiced their opposition to reports that Black will be granted a waiver to become chancellor.


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Sources: Cathie Black To Get Her Waiver

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial choice to be the city’s schools chancellor has received the go-ahead.