Bloomberg: If I Had It My Way I'd Dump Half Of NYC's TeachersIt’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.
Cathie Black's Departure Hasn't Upped Polls For Mayor BloombergA 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.
Incoming NYC Schools Chancellor Walcott Seeks To Ease TensionsNew York City's incoming schools chancellor calls the tone of debate surrounding teacher layoffs, standardized testing and charter schools "poisonous."
NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott Gets WaiverThe 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.
No Honeymoon For New NYC Schools ChancellorThe incoming New York City schools chancellor, Dennis Walcott, will head to Albany this week to meet with state lawmakers.
First Day On The Job For New NYC Schools Chancellor WalcottDennis 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 Out As NYC Schools ChancellorBloomberg's selection of Black to succeed Klein was almost instantly controversial. The decision received withering criticism from parents and lawmakers.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg Stands Behind Schools Chancellor Cathie BlackBloomberg is shrugging the portion of a poll showing his schools chancellor Cathie Black getting a 17 percent approval rating.
Bloomberg's Approval Rating Tanks In Latest PollMayor 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.
Emotions Run High At Public Hearing On School Closings, RelocationsThose in attendance at Brooklyn Technical High School Tuesday night voiced their heartfelt opinions on a number of topics.
Wide-Ranging Anti-Bullying Effort Underway At NYC SchoolsFollowing 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.
NYC Students Getting Wake-Up Calls From Magic JohnsonEver have trouble getting out of bed to go to work? Apparently, New York City students have that problem, too.
Bloomberg Excoriates Protesters As Panel Votes To Close SchoolsAn 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
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.
Schools Chancellor In Hot Water Over 'Sophie's Choice' CommentsNew York City Schools Chancellor Cathie Black opened up a can of worms Friday after joking about her solution for overcrowding in schools.