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Schools Chancellor

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.

04/07/2011

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.

12/30/2010

Cathie Black

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.

12/08/2010

Cathie Black

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.

12/05/2010

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.

11/29/2010

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

Panel Votes Against Waiver For Cathie Black

In a potential setback for Mayor Bloomberg’s hand-picked choice to run NYC schools, an eight-member panel of education experts has voted against recommending a waiver for Cathie Black.

11/23/2010

Cathie Black, Mike Bloomberg

Bloomberg’s Choice For Schools Stays Under Wraps

The media executive chosen by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to lead New York City’s sprawling public school system has spent the last week out of the public eye while controversy over her appointment grows.

11/17/2010

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

Bill de Blasio Wants Public Forum On Schools Pick

Just how much is known about Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pick for New York City Schools Chancellor?

11/16/2010

Cathie Black, Mike Bloomberg

Critics Disparage Chancellor Pick; Mayor Defends Choice

Mayor Bloomberg insisted Friday that Cathie Black, the chairwoman of the Hearst publishing empire, has what it takes to run the nation’s largest school system.

11/12/2010

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