Chancellor Klein Resigns

Our CEO, James Merriman, appeared on Fox 5 news last night to talk about Chancellor Klein’s resignation and the appointment of Cathie Black as the city’s new schools Chancellor.

In addition, James issued this public statement:

Chancellor Klein understood that all children deserve the opportunity to attend great public schools. He oversaw a culture shift in our school system, from one that served the adults to one increasingly focused on children and their achievement. That understanding led him to champion charter schools, support their operational autonomy and give them fair access to school buildings. As a result, these schools are demonstrating remarkable achievement and showing what’s possible in public education. We look forward to building on these accomplishments with Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Black.

News Round-up

NY Times: City’s New Schools Chief Has Much in Common With Boss
NY Daily News: Klein leaves behind a big challenge for new schools chancellor Cathie Black
Wall Street Journal: ‘Superstar Manager’ to Succeed Klein
NY Post: School’s out for Klein
NY Magazine: Cathie Black is Bloomberg’s New Jolt to the School System
Washington Post: New York schools chief Klein to resign; Hearst executive will replace him