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Rise & Shine: Big challenges lie ahead for new-to-schools Black

  • Mayor Bloomberg surprised almost everyone with his choice of Cathie Black for chancellor. (Times)
  • There are a lot of management types with education experience, but Black isn’t one of them. (Times)
  • Black’s challenges include budget woes, a union contract, the ATR pool, and test scores. (Daily News)
  • The Times says the state should thoroughly vet Black to make sure she’s up for the big job.
  • State Sen.-elect Tony Avella says Black lacks the credentials for the job. (Post)
  • Black has started introducing herself to very important people in the city’s ed world. (Daily News)
  • Five prominent figures in city education give Black their advice on what to do first. (Daily News)
  • The department’s top finance official, Photeine Anagnastopoulos, has also resigned. (GothamSchools)
  • Black’s experience closing struggling magazines could translate to closing struggling schools. (WSJ)
  • Klein said he’s happy with what he did as chancellor, even when it was controversial. (Post)
  • He also said the decision to leave was all his, no matter the rumors. (GothamSchools)
  • Academics say it’s hard to tell which of Klein’s reforms worked and which didn’t. (NY1, WNYC)
  • Michael Daly says Joel Klein’s News Corp. job shows his true ed policy feelings. (Daily News)
  • DFER’s Joe Williams says Cathie Black can be successful only if she gets parent buy-in. (Post)
  • After Cuomo family advocacy, Advanced Placement Italian tests will be given again. (Times, WSJ)
  • Protests about education budget cuts turned violent in London yesterday. (Times)