Laura Rodriguez, the deputy chancellor for students with disabilities and English language learners, stepped down on Monday. In a news release, the Department of Education announced that Ms. Rodriguez will be replaced by Corinne Rello-Anselmi as of July 1.
In a guide sent to public school principals on Friday, city officials suggested that they respond to upset teachers’ concerns by telling them that the Department of Education “did not support the release of this data; we were required to do so by the courts.” But it was the Education Department that stoked the media’s interest in pursuing publication of the teacher reports.
The New York City Department of Education announced that Natalie Ravitz, the department’s communications director, is leaving on Feb. 10. Ms. Ravitz, who was appointed by the former chancellor, Joel I. Klein, is going to be the chief of staff to Rupert Murdoch, for whom Mr. Klein now works.
Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott on Wednesday named Julia Bator as the new director of the nonprofit corporation that collects charitable donations for the city’s public schools.
More than a year after being named chief operating officer of the city’s schools, Sharon L. Greenberger is stepping down to become the a senior vice president at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott announced today.
In a back-to-school interview, the head of the nation’s largest school system promised more outreach, said he does not believe in tenure, worried about the release of teacher data reports, and hoped that this year, “every article and conversation is about education and not fighting.”
Former school teachers and principals, political aides and the spokeswoman for two Congressional leaders are among the people in Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott’s cabinet.
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