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Black resigns as chancellor

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has appointed Dennis M. Walcott to the position of school chancellor following the resignation of Cathleen Black, according to a release.

Walcott, has served as Deputy Mayor since the beginning of the Bloomberg Administration in 2002 and has been the mayor’s point person for all educational and youth policy issues.

Walcott has worked as a member of the New York City Board of Education, a kindergarten teacher, and as an adjunct professor of social work at CUNY’s York College.

He is a lifelong resident of Queens and a graduate of Francis Lewis High School. He is also a graduate of Fordham University.

“With my children and my grandson, my family now represents four generations of New York City public school children, and I am determined to ensure that we deliver what our parents expect and deserve – a higher quality education.” Walcott said.

Upon approval from the New York State Board of Elections, Walcott will step down as Deputy Mayor for Education and Community Development.

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