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Rise & Shine: Conflicts for Black panel members not prohibited

  • No one screened the members of David Steiner’s Black advisory panel for conflicts of interest. (Times)
  • Technically, conflicts are acceptable because the panel is only advisory. (WNYC)
  • Opponents of Cathie Black’s appointment delivered a 12,000-signature petition to David Steiner. (NY1)
  • Some teachers union members supported the petition, which was started independently. (Post)
  • City Council Speaker Christine Quinn came out in support of Black. (Post)
  • Black’s college coursework was released, but not her grades. (GothamSchools, Daily News)
  • Joel Klein’s new company, News Corp., bought a prominent ed-tech company. (GothamSchools, Post)
  • Checker Finn says it’s silly for the state to require any certification at all for chancellors. (Post)
  • The city used to own a home for chancellors; Black owns three homes of her own. (Times)
  • A parent of an Achievement First student says a dean pushed her into a wall. (Daily News)

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