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Expect No Change: King Will Be Replaced by a Facsimile Thereof

So I woke up this morning to the news that New York State Education Commissioner John King, who never met a reformer he didn’t grovel to or a reform idea, tested or not, that he didn’t want to impose on an entire system, has been booted out or moved up or both, depending on how you look at it or who you read. 962 more words

American Insanity

De Blasio and Bloomberg Alum Tout Same Education Gains

Even though he disagrees with much of his predecessor’s policies on education, Mayor Bill de Blasio promised today to build on test score gains made by students in a school year overseen by both he and former mayor Michael Bloomberg. 679 more words

Dept. Of Education: Number Of Teacher Discipline Cases Down Under De Blasio

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — According to the New York City Department of Education, the number of discipline cases against public school teachers has dropped significantly since Mayor Bill de Blasio took office. 362 more words


'Hey, I'm Unemployed': Bloomberg Schools Chancellor Jokingly Floats Own Name to Replace David Letterman

Hey CBS, he’s available.

The morning after late-night comedy host David Letterman announced his plans to retire in 2015, former Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott jokingly suggested that he should be considered for the gig. 231 more words


Outgoing Bloomberg Officials Reflect on Last Day at City Hall

Outgoing Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott began his final day on the job this morning with an early stop at City Hall, where he took one last look at the mayor’s famous countdown clock, which today notes zero days left on his administration’s watch. 668 more words

Michael Bloomberg

Without a Bang or a Whimper: Dennis Walcott and the Banality of Shilldom

Unless I missed something, contrary to the hagiographic sendoffs to Joel Klein, New York City Department of Education Chancellor Dennis Walcott has passed into history with barely a peep from an often all too adoring media. 1,235 more words

The Politics Of Education/ Corporate Education Reform

Walcott's goodbye

Today every teacher in NYC received a goodbye message from Dennis Walcott (at the bottom of this post). That this is his last school day as Chancellor is something most of us would instinctively celebrate. 550 more words

New York