Web Extra: Dennis Walcott, Chancellor of NYC Schools, Extended Interview

May 15, 2012 at 5:00 am

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Extended interview with New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, who’s in charge of the country’s largest public school system.

In charge of the country’s largest public school system, Dennis Walcott has helped avert over 4,100 teacher layoffs, handled the controversial release of teacher evaluations and more recently took a victory lap around his push to improve the city’s middle schools. MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman asked the chancellor about big issues facing the New York City school system and how the Education Department is preparing for the future.

Watch MetroFocus for more videos and articles about education in the metropolitan region.

“MetroFocus: Education Innovation” premieres on May 15 at 10:30 p.m. on WLIW21; May 16 at 10:30 p.m. on NJTV; and May 17 at 8:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN.

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