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Cathie Black officially new schools chancellor

December 30, 2010 4:47:50 AM PST
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office says Cathie Black is officially the new New York City schools chancellor.

A State Supreme Court judge upheld the appointment after reviewing two appeals.

Mayor Bloomberg released a statement saying: "This decision should bring an end to the politicking and grandstanding and allow us all to focus on what matters most: continuing to improve the quality of education we offer New York City's public school children. Cathie has been working hard and is ready to hit the ground running on Monday, her first official day on the job, and I know she is looking forward to building on the tremendous progress we've made over the past eight years."

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