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Remainders: Cathie Black’s departure — but what does it mean?

  • The brief tenure of Cathie Black is a self-inflicted blow to the ed reform movement. (New Republic)
  • It’s also one of the movement’s rare setbacks, according to an observer in England. (Guardian UK)
  • Elizabeth told the Brian Lehrer Show that Black’s departure seemed engineered by City Hall. (WNYC)
  • And Anna emphasizes that Walcott’s job is to push the message, “Keep calm and carry on.” (Capital NY)
  • A short history of Black’s gaffes, from her infamous birth control joke to mocking parents. (Daily Politics)
  • Clara Hemphill calls Walcott “a City Hall insider who has credibility with parents.” (Insideschools)
  • A Daily News editorial board member says Black “never got her sea legs.” (Josh Greenman)
  • Watch UFT President Michael Mulgrew field questions from reporters about Black’s departure. (UFT.org)
  • Mike Petrilli would like you to note he predicted a pre-Easter departure for Black months ago. (Flypaper)
  • NY1’s Lindsey Christ stalked Black at home and reports Black plans to take up running. (Twitter)
  • Back in Feb., a Francis Lewis HS student wrote she was glad Black had Walcott’s help. (The Youth Press)

In other news:

  • Assemblyman Micah Kellner wants more transparency on the need for teacher layoffs. (Our Town)
  • The monthly Teachers Investment Fund meeting was webcast for the first time. (Comptroller.nyc.gov)
  • Student-athletes aren’t the only college students who struggle to graduate. (School of Thought)
  • Together, teachers in Queens and Wisconsin are bringing Wisconsin to their students. (Mr. Foteah)
  • Teach For America’s newest region is Appalachia. (TFA.org)