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New Mayor Under Pressure to Select NYC’s Next Schools Chancellor

One of the biggest decisions newly elected mayor Bill de Blasio will face is selecting the next chancellor for NYC schools.

According to the New York Daily News, observers are paying close attention to who de Blasio selects as well as how he makes his decision:

Insiders, advocates and union leaders said de Blasio is already well-versed in education and has consulted with key players for years on how the public schools should be run.

Contenders, such as New York University Prof. Pedro Noguera and school network leader Bob Hughes lack the state education certification de Blasio has said his eventual pick must possess.

And other possible choices, such as former Baltimore schools boss Andrés Alonso and the city’s academic chief Shael Polakow-Suransky, may be too close to Bloomberg for the job.

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