At a press conference earlier today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced public schools will continue be closed on Thursday and Friday, but will “hopefully” be open again on Monday of next week.
“Schools will remain closed for students tomorrow and Friday,” Mr. Bloomberg said. “However, on Friday we ask all teachers, administrators and school staff to report to work. Friday, Chancellor Walcott and the Department of Education will have lots of things to do to get ready for next week.”
At a meeting with parents in Queens this morning, the city’s new schools chancellor, Dennis Walcott, said, “I want to be the chancellor for people who have needs” and “who have been ignored.”
“I will be accessible to you, plain and simple,” he said.
Walcott made a similar pledge when speaking to Department of Read More
“I’m so happy to be here, so happy,” said Dennis Walcott, addressing the New York City Department of Eduction staff this afternoon while standing in front of the marble staircase inside the Tweed Courthouse.
“You’ll see me in your offices, you’ll see me hanging out,” Walcott told the staff. “I told some folks already, you Read More
Speaking at the National Action Network just now, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, said he always uses a simple formula to see what the education scene is like in whatever city he’s visiting.
He asks how many 9th graders there are, and how many 12th graders.
In New York City, Duncan said there were Read More