Schools Chancellor Expected to Step Down

New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina is expected to announce that she’s leaving her job.

Farina will announce her retirement on Thursday.  She’s led the Department of Education for four years, during a time when test scores and graduation rates have increased.

The New York Times reports that Farina was expected to send out a letter saying that she “took the job with a firm belief in excellence for every student, in the dignity and joyfulness of the teaching profession, and in the importance of trusting relationships where collaboration is the driving force,” adding that she plans to “retire (again) in the coming months.”

Critics accused Farina of lowering standards and say she hasn’t sufficiently addressed bullying in schools.

It’s unclear who Mayor Bill de Blasio will appoint to replace her as schools chancellor.

Source:  New York Times

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