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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Duncan was in New York for an announcement about an initiative to beef up GED programs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The State Education Commissioner will decided whether to grant Cathie Black a waiver — which is needed because she has no teaching experience.
Protesters led by Brooklyn Councilman Charles Barron were vowing to file a temporary restraining order Monday to prevent Cathie Black from taking the post.
At a Saturday morning news conference, various community leaders voiced their opposition to reports that Black will be granted a waiver to become chancellor.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial choice to be the city’s schools chancellor has received the go-ahead.
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