Tag Archives: Cathie Black

From the School Corridor to the Cover

Last Sunday, The New York Times Magazine run as its cover story a profile of Ramón González, the principal of middle school 223 in the South Bronx. The school was one of the first ones to open under the tenure of Joel Klein as New York City schools Chancellor and it’s one of the best  Read more »

Visit From the Boss

“Tomorrow WJPS will get a visit from Cathie Black,” Schneider announced on Thursday, with excitement creeping into her voice as she explained to students that the Chancellor of New York City Schools would tour several classes the next day.

Space Wars in Brooklyn

Fierce anger filled the city’s Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) meeting on March 1 as parents, teachers, and students fought to keep charter schools out of their school buildings and keep other schools open. Parents’ and teachers’ frustration with the city’s Department of Education (DOE) was apparent even before the meeting began at 6 p.m.   Read more »