July 1st, 2009

NYC Dept of Ed & The Dissolution of Mayoral Control

If you haven’t been following the breakdown in Albany, you’re missing quite a show.  Essentially, the state’s legislature has been in a lockdown and few, if any, legislative decisions are being made.Mayor Michael Bloomberg / Photo by Schwartz for NY Daily News

It came as no surprise, then, that the New York Senate failed to reauthorize the 2002 law that gave Mayor Bloomberg control of New York City schools.  With mayoral control no longer in existence, who is running the city’s schools?

It seems as if the newly recreated Department of Education school board is.

But it might be more complicated than that.

Gotham Schools is covering the news, minute by minute.  Go to their site to get the updates from the first DOE School Board meeting in 7 years and more.

Gotham Schools [blog]

* Photo by Schwartz for the New York Daily News

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