By Michele McNeil
Colleague Andrew Ujifusa kept you up to date over at State EdWatch on the key state and local elections that were decided last night. And over at District Dossier, colleague Lesli Maxwell tracked the Boston and New York City mayoral elections. What does all this mean for K-12?
1. Big change could be coming to Boston and New York City. Both New York City’s mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, and Boston’s newly annointed Martin J. Walsh will get to appoint new superintendents. In New York City, de Blasio is likely to scrap Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s A-F school grading system and may not be as friendly to charter schools. Meanwhile, Walsh, a Democrat, supports the lifting of an existing state cap on charter schools and has called for a longer day for the school system. Both new mayors champion early education.