Cathie Black

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg: If I Had It My Way I’d Dump Half Of NYC’s Teachers

It’s a jaw-dropping prescription for fixing city schools. “Professor” Michael Bloomberg said Thursday he would accomplish more with less by slashing the teaching staff in half — and that’s just the beginning.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Cathie Black (credit: AP)

Cathie Black’s Departure Hasn’t Upped Polls For Mayor Bloomberg

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday says that more than three-quarters of parents with children in public schools disapprove of how the mayor has handled the schools.


Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Incoming NYC Schools Chancellor Walcott Seeks To Ease Tensions

New York City’s incoming schools chancellor calls the tone of debate surrounding teacher layoffs, standardized testing and charter schools “poisonous.”


Incoming New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott speaks to reporters in St. Albans - Queens, NY - Apr 8, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott Gets Waiver

The deputy mayor needed the waiver because he doesn’t have a superintendent’s certificate, though he holds a teaching license and master’s degrees in education and social work.


NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott (credit: AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

No Honeymoon For New NYC Schools Chancellor

The incoming New York City schools chancellor, Dennis Walcott, will head to Albany this week to meet with state lawmakers.


Incoming New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott speaks to reporters in St. Albans - Queens, NY - Apr 8, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

First Day On The Job For New NYC Schools Chancellor Walcott

Dennis Walcott had been in ousted Cathie Black’s shadow for months. Now, he has become the face of the Big Apple school system.


Cathie Black (credit: Mark Lennihan/AP), Dennis Walcott (credit: Henry Ray Abrams/ AP)

Cathie Black Out As NYC Schools Chancellor

Bloomberg’s selection of Black to succeed Klein was almost instantly controversial. The decision received withering criticism from parents and lawmakers.


Schools Chancellor Cathie Black and Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the Christian Cultural Center Morning Service - Brooklyn, NY - Jan 30, 2011 - Photo: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Stands Behind Schools Chancellor Cathie Black

Bloomberg is shrugging the portion of a poll showing his schools chancellor Cathie Black getting a 17 percent approval rating.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg is seen across from Lower Manhattan - Brooklyn, NY - Mar 14, 2011 - Photo: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office

Bloomberg’s Approval Rating Tanks In Latest Poll

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s popularity has taken a huge nose dive, with New Yorkers giving him his lowest marks in eight years. But why? Former Mayor Ed Koch said he has an idea.


Cathie Black, Michael Bloomberg

Emotions Run High At Public Hearing On School Closings, Relocations

Those in attendance at Brooklyn Technical High School Tuesday night voiced their heartfelt opinions on a number of topics.


A public school is seen in New York City - File / Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Wide-Ranging Anti-Bullying Effort Underway At NYC Schools

Following a week-long anti-bullying effort, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Schools Chancellor Cathie Black are unveiling a series of new education initiatives Friday.


NBA legend, Magic Johnson waves on the sideline during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the New York Knicks on November 16, 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

NYC Students Getting Wake-Up Calls From Magic Johnson

Ever have trouble getting out of bed to go to work? Apparently, New York City students have that problem, too.


Banners are scene at a rally against New York City school closings on Feb. 3, 2011 (Photo/Kathleen Maloney)

Bloomberg Excoriates Protesters As Panel Votes To Close Schools

An educational panel was given a tongue-lashing Thursday night by an angry crowd upset about school closures. Another tongue-lashing came Friday from an irritated mayor who accused the crowd of overstepping its bounds


Cathie Black, Michael Bloomberg

Mayor Deflects Birth Control Question Directed At Black

When asked by a reporter Tuesday if she was sorry for making the now infamous comments, Mayor Bloomberg did not let Black reply.


Cathie Black

Schools Chancellor In Hot Water Over ‘Sophie’s Choice’ Comments

New York City Schools Chancellor Cathie Black opened up a can of worms Friday after joking about her solution for overcrowding in schools.