News 12 speaks with Chancellor Dennis Walcott on school-related topics

News 12 spoke with Chancellor Dennis Walcott on a variety of school-related topics before New York City students begin classes on Monday. Walcott spoke about

Walcott will step down halfway through the school year when Mayor Bloomberg's term runs out.

Walcott will step down halfway through the school year when Mayor Bloomberg's term runs out. (9/5/13)

NEW YORK CITY - News 12 spoke with Chancellor Dennis Walcott on a variety of school-related topics before New York City students begin classes on Monday.

Walcott spoke about the new schools coming to the borough this year. Some of the new schools will be six-year programs, so that students can graduate with a college Associate's Degree on top of a high school diploma.

On another topic, the chancellor admits he took some heat for the new "Common Core" scoring system put in place in city schools in April.

When it comes to bullying, Walcott says teachers and administrators have been trained on the subject and instructed to follow certain criteria.

Walcott will step down halfway through the school year when Mayor Bloomberg's term runs out. He says he hopes new initiatives brought in under his watch will stay.
 

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