Cathleen Black update

It was reported yesterday that Dr. David M. Steiner, the New York state education commissioner, has agreed to grant a waiver to Cathleen Black. The waiver opens the path for Ms. Black to become the next chancellor of New York City public schools in spite of her lack of legally required experience in education. In exchange for the waiver, Mayor Bloomberg conceded to the creation of a “chief academic officer” at the city’s Department of Education. This position will be filled by Shael Polakow-Suransky, a former principal and current education official for the city. As the New York Times points out, it will remain to be seen how much influence Mr. Polakow-Suransky will have with Ms. Black.

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About Ryan Copeland

Ryan grew up in Maine and studied at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst before moving to Seattle in 2009. He has worked with school-age students in various settings for the past eight years, including two great years as a literacy specialist at Greenwood Elementary. He currently studies Elementary Education at Penn GSE.

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