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Report: Joel Klein to step down; mayor may announce today

MSNBC is reporting that Schools Chancellor Joel Klein will step down today from his top post. Mayor Bloomberg is holding a special press conference right now, possibly to make this announcement. We’ll have more details as we get them.

From MSNBC:

Schools Chancellor Joel Klein is preparing to leave office, according to multiple sources who tell NBCNewYork.com that Klein’s resignation could be announced as early as Tuesday afternoon.

City Hall’s press office will neither confirm nor deny the rumors of Klein’s departure. …

Bloomberg is said to be interested in some possible replacement candidates with business background. Sources say Klein has been searching for a new job for some time, outside the field of education.

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