NYC's de Blasio Appoints New Schools Chancellor

TAG, YOU'RE IT: NYC's mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has officially announced his appointment of Carmen Fariña as schools chancellor. Fariña is a veteran teacher, principal, and superintendent. Most recently, she retired in 2006 as a deputy chancellor in NYC. This appointment sits in stark contrast to Bloomberg's past appointments which included notable industry leaders namely lawyer Joel Klein and publishing executive Cathleen P. Black. Fariña, along with de Blasio, is skeptical of test scores and supports early childhood education. She will face a host of issues as she transitions into the role, including Common Core opposition, plans to charge charter schools rent, and negotiating union contracts. The New York Times has more.  

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