Mayor-elect Eric Adams will announce that he has chosen longtime education leader David C. Banks to become chancellor of New York City’s public schools, according to sources with knowledge of the decision. Banks will helm the nation’s largest school system as it reels from the health, academic and emotional impacts of the pandemic. He will also be tasked with addressing the system’s deep segregation and boosting student achievement in a city where scores remain below the national average.

Adams is expected to make the formal announcement on Thursday morning.

Banks was long seen as a leading contender for the job; he has been meeting with education leaders and advocacy groups for weeks.

David C. Banks Mayor-elect Eric Adams will announce that he has chosen longtime education leader David C. Banks to become chancellor of New York City’s public schools. Banks will helm the nation’s largest school system as it reels from the health, academic and emotional impacts of the pandemic. He […]

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