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Ms. Black Goes to Albany

Feb 16, 2011

Photo by Edward Reed Schools Chancellor Cathie Black on a recent visit to P.S. 262 "Is Cathleen Black here?" The pointed, almost scolding voice of Sen. John DeFrancisco rang out across the


Seniority Fight Highlights Rift Between City, Teachers

Feb 11, 2011

Office of the Mayor Last month teachers union president Michael Mulgrew stood with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and schools Chancellor Cathleen Black to announce a program to help struggling students. But Mulgrew


Assignments for the New Chancellor

Nov 15, 2010

Edward Reed Cathie Black meets the press after being appointed schools chancellor last week. Since Mayor Michael Bloomberg shocked most of the city last week by appointing publishing executive Cathleen Black schools


City Schools Gamble on Going Digital

Sep 18, 2010

Photos by Andrea Gabor The iSchool, a selective high school in Manhattan, is experimenting with new methods of teaching and of challenging its students. At City Polytechnic High School in Brooklyn some


Governor Signs Bill to Combat Bullying

Sep 10, 2010

Photo, office of Gov. David Paterson .Supporters celebrated Wednesday as Gov. David Paterson signed the Dignity for All Students Act. It took 10 years for the New York State legislature to pass


Budget Cuts Reduce English Classes for Immigrants

Sep 07, 2010

Photo by United Neighborhood Houses A rally in City Hall Park in June protested the cuts in English as a Second Language classes and other adult literacy services. Being a beautician is