NYC Schools Chancellor Dr. Meisha Porter stepping down

New York City Schools Chancellor Dr. Meisha Porter announced she’s stepping down from her position at the end of the month.

Porter said during a televised interview on Wednesday that she’s taking the position as chief executive officer of The Bronx Community Foundation.

Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Porter as schools chancellor in March after former Chancellor Richard Carranza stepped down. She made history as the first Black woman to hold the position and spent nine months on the job. 

Reports indicate that Mayor-elect Eric Adams’ top contender for schools chancellor is David Banks, the founding principal for the Eagle Academy for Young Men. Adams is expected to make an announcement on his choice after he returns from his trip to Ghana.

“The next mayor gets to do what the next mayor gets to do, and I’m going to support this system no matter what because my heart is


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