Transition at Tweed
On Jan. 1, 2014, veteran educator Carmen Fariña came out of retirement to become New York City’s schools chancellor under Bill de Blasio, the city’s new mayor. She took over from Dennis Walcott, the final chancellor of the Bloomberg administration. How Fariña rules the schools will determine their future.
THE BOTTOM LINE FOR:
December 30, 2013
A teacher, principal and administrator who entered kindergarten unable to speak fluent English, Fariña promised to pursue a “progressive agenda” that would reduce standardized-test preparation in classrooms while restoring the arts and sciences to the curriculum.