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Rise & Shine: One man stands between Cathie Black and Tweed

  • Cathie Black’s appointment as chancellor is all up to Education Commissioner David Steiner. (Times)
  • If installed, Black will face tough problems, both in school performance and politics. (Times)
  • Some critics of Joel Klein are backing Black’s appointment, but many others are not. (WSJ)
  • Two top administrators have already left the Department of Education this week. (Daily News)
  • And insiders say more high-level departures are likely to happen soon. (NY1)
  • Back in August, Black made a “hooker” joke while speaking on NPR. (NY1)
  • Al Sharpton says politicians have to work together to close the achievement gap. (Daily News)