Mayors

School & District Management Insider or Newcomer? Who Will Lead the New York City Schools?
While New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hints that he wants a school chief that will continue the work that current schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña began, there are school district advocates and observers who think he needs to bring aboard a leader who will take the district in another direction.
Corey Mitchell, December 22, 2017
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A 2016 portrait of New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña.
A 2016 portrait of New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña.
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School & District Management Search to Fill One of Education's Biggest Jobs Begins as New York City Chief Steps Down
Who Mayor Bill de Blasio has in mind for his next chancellor isn't yet clear, but experts say the job requires a hard-to-find combination of someone with credibility as an educator and the acumen to navigate the rough-and-tumble politics of New York City.
Corey Mitchell, December 21, 2017
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School & District Management Deal Will Give New York City Mayor Two-Year Extension on Mayoral Control
New York lawmakers, who were called back to Albany for a special session, are likely to approve a measure that will give New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio a two-year extension to run New York City's schools.
Denisa R. Superville, June 29, 2017
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School & District Management Will New York State Lawmakers Extend Mayoral Control of Schools?
The New York state legislative session is expected to end on Wednesday, but lawmakers have not yet decided whether to extend New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio control over the city's schools.
Denisa R. Superville, June 19, 2017
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Betsy DeVos, Rahm Emanual, and School Privatization: Rahm Emanuel’s criticism of Betsy DeVos ignores the similarities of their agendas, writes Chicago Teachers’ Union President Karen Lewis.
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School & District Management Commentary Betsy DeVos, Rahm Emanuel, and School Privatization
Rahm Emanuel's criticism of Betsy DeVos ignores the similarities of their agendas, writes Chicago Teachers' Union President Karen Lewis.
Karen Lewis, January 24, 2017
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School & District Management Commentary Mayors Have Role in Improving Education
Mayors must work across party lines to build education partnerships and capacity in their communities, write two Arizonian mayors.
Greg Stanton & John Giles, September 20, 2016
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“The state’s going to be ready to step in and take action.” Gov. Bruce Rauner, Springfield, Ill., Feb. 2, 2016.
“The state’s going to be ready to step in and take action.”<br> Gov. Bruce Rauner, Springfield, Ill., Feb. 2, 2016.
Chicago Public Schools
School & District Management Financial Crisis in Chicago's Schools Deepens Discord
The nation's third-largest school district is mired in money woes and fights among state and local leaders about over how to solve them.
Denisa R. Superville, February 5, 2016
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School & District Management Commentary $100 Million, Mark Zuckerberg, and a Controversial Education Experiment
In an excerpt from her book The Prize, Dale Russakoff details the backstory of how two public figures attracted an infusion of private money in a bid to transform Newark's flagging schools.
Dale Russakoff, September 9, 2015
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Budget & Finance Chicago Public School District Owes $634 Million in Pension Funds. Can It Pay?
The district is strapped for cash, faces a $1.1 billion deficit, and may be unable to make its full $634 million pension payment due by the end of June.
Denisa R. Superville, June 24, 2015
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School & District Management Rahm Emanuel Appoints New Members to Chicago School Board
The new appointments come on the heels of the resignation of the schools chief amid an ongoing federal investigation into a no-bid contract awarded by the school board.
Denisa R. Superville, June 2, 2015
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School & District Management Emanuel Wins Second Term as Chicago Mayor After Tough Runoff
Emanuel was forced into a runoff with Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, a Cook County Commissioner, after failing to win 50 percent of the votes in the February election.
Denisa R. Superville, April 7, 2015
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School & District Management Detroit Mayor: End State Oversight of City Schools
The Detroit school system, under state oversight since March 2009, has lost tens of thousands of students, closed dozens of schools and struggled with persistent budget deficits. "Emergency management has clearly failed" our schools, Mayor Mike Duggan said.
Corey Mitchell, March 31, 2015
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel pauses as he speaks to supporters after he was unable to win a majority vote in the city’s Feb. 24 mayoral election. He now faces Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, a candidate backed by the Chicago Teachers Union, in an April runoff.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel pauses as he speaks to supporters after he was unable to win a majority vote in the city’s Feb. 24 mayoral election. He now faces Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, a candidate backed by the Chicago Teachers Union, in an April runoff.
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School & District Management Discontent With K-12 Agenda Helps Force Chicago's Emanuel Into Runoff
To win a second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces a rival who is strongly backed by the city's influential teachers' union.
Denisa R. Superville, March 3, 2015
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Federal Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Faces April Runoff
Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, who was backed by the Chicago Teachers Union and ran a campaign largely focused on education, garnered nearly 34 percent of the vote.
Denisa R. Superville, February 25, 2015
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