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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New York City’s new school chancellor, Dennis Walcott, said he’s a believer in options for quality education and that includes charter schools.
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.
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.
The incoming New York City schools chancellor, Dennis Walcott, will head to Albany this week to meet with state lawmakers.
Dennis Walcott had been in ousted Cathie Black’s shadow for months. Now, he has become the face of the Big Apple school system.
Bloomberg’s selection of Black to succeed Klein was almost instantly controversial. The decision received withering criticism from parents and lawmakers.
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.
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.