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Carmen Farina (credit: CBS 2)

Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina Marks First 100 Days

Farina marked the occasion with an appearance at Teachers College, Columbia University.

04/12/2014

Carmen Farina (credit: CBS 2)

Report: NYC Public Schools Have Seen 10 Student Suicides In 7 Weeks

New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina said she feels “heartsick” over the fact that 10 public school students have committed suicide since she took office less than two months ago.

03/23/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Charter School Parents Say De Blasio’s Plan Will Violate Kids’ Civil Rights

Earlier this weekend, the mayor reiterated the Schools Chancellor’s promise to look for different space for Harlem Success Academy.

03/09/2014

De Blasio Announcement: Child Faints

Child Faints During Bill de Blasio’s Announcement Of New Schools Chancellor

A child passed out Monday morning while Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio was announcing his pick for city schools chancellor.

12/30/2013

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

Walcott Raked Over The Coals At City Council Budget Hearing

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott met with some angry and hostile comments Tuesday, as he testified at a budget hearing before the City Council Finance and Education committees.

06/04/2013

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott (file / credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Chancellor Walcott Lashes Back At Mayoral Candidates Over Education Policies

Some of the candidates said that if elected they would not let new charter schools share space with traditional public schools as they do now. Such a change would make it difficult to open charter schools.

05/18/2013

A school bus drives down a street in New York City (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Parents, Students Glad To See School Bus Strike End

The school bus strike that has had thousands of parents scrambling to get their kids to school for the past month has come to an end.

02/16/2013

Classroom (File - credit: CBS 2)

Report: Test Performance Of NYC School Children Stagnant

The national NAEP scores released last month showed that just over one-third of all public school students were proficient in reading. In math, 40 percent of the fourth-graders and 35 percent of the eighth-graders had reached that level.

12/07/2011

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

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott Denies Claim That NYC Warehouses Students

The Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents says thousands of students are now “warehoused” due to New York City’s policy of shutting failing schools.

11/09/2011

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

New Schools Chancellor Pulled Over By NYPD

Two New York City police officers ran into some unexpected trouble when they made a traffic stop that netted one of the city’s more powerful officials, schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott.

04/30/2011

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

School Chancellor Walcott Backs Charter Schools

New York City’s new school chancellor, Dennis Walcott, said he’s a believer in options for quality education and that includes charter schools.

04/27/2011

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott is seen at P.S. 10 in Park Slope - Brooklyn, NY - Apr 15, 2011 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

Walcott’s Excitement Shines As He Preps To Take Over

In his last day before becoming the official schools chancellor, Dennis Walcott spent Friday serving kids at P.S. 10 in Park Slope his healthy soymilk-based banana-flavored waffles.

04/17/2011

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.

04/14/2011

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.

04/10/2011

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.

04/08/2011

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