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2 years in, 2 to go - it's time, it's past time, for de Blasio to clean house

Top priority should be cleaning house, now.
Get the remaining Kleinies and incompetents out of Tweed.
Audit principals with high staff turnover.

As 2015, de Blasio’s second year as mayor, closes, there’s not a lot to look back on. 623 more words

New York

Committee: East Ramapo School District In 'Fragile' Situation

EAST RAMAPO, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) —  A committee appointed to study a troubled Rockland County school district is recommending a state monitor with power to veto the school board’s decisions. 216 more words


Former Schools Chancellor Walcott To Monitor Troubled East Ramapo District

EAST RAMAPO, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A former New York City Schools Chancellor has been appointed to monitor and report back to Albany on one of the most troubled school districts in the state. 335 more words


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

Michael Bloomberg

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. 366 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