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  • De Blasio picks some education allies to help with his transition

    Nov 20, 2013

    11.20.2013 | Capital New York | Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced a 60-person transition team on Wednesday afternoon, which includes two clear allies on education. Zakiyah Ansari and Kim Sweet are both champions of public schools, who have criticized some of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s education policies…Sweet is the Executive Director of Advocates for Children (A.F.C.), which focuses on high-risk students, and she told Capital shortly after Election Day that de Blasio “will have the opportunity to show that mayoral control can go hand in hand with inclusiveness and respect for parents, students and communities.” Read article