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Cathleen Black stepped down as New York City schools chancellor on Thursday at Mayor Michael Bloomberg's urging.
Mr. Bloomberg praised her long record as a successful magazine executive when he appointed her to the position in November. But Ms. Black had no educational experience, and her brief tenure was troubled from the start. A public opinion poll on Monday showed her approval rating at 17 percent. She will be replaced by Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott, who has long been involved in education policy.
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