Community High grad in line for a top N.Y. education post

UPATED Dec. 13, 2010: An updated New York Times piece about Polakow-Suransky, his philosophy about education and how his time at Community High School and Brown University shaped his philosophies. On Jan. 3, he will become the No. 2 official in the nation’s largest school system, the educational counterpart toCathleen P. Black, the district’s new chancellor.

From AAPSNews Service

Shael Polakow-Suransky, a graduate of Ann Arbor’s Community High School, is being eyed for a new post as chief academic officer for the New York City Department of Education. He would serve as second-in-command to Cathleen P. Black, a publishing executive who is expected to be named chancellor for the public school system.

Polakow-Suransky, 38, a top official at the city’s Department of Education, has also served as a teacher, assistant principal and high school principal in the greater New York area during his career. For stories about Polakow-Suransky, visit these sites at The New York Times:

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Ann Arbor School Musings, a local education blog, offers thoughts on “Local Boy Makes Good …” at this link.

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