University of Bridgeport alumnus Dennis M. Walcott ’73, ’74 has been named New York City’s schools chancellor by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

Walcott is replacing Cathleen P. Black, whose three-month tenure as head of the city’s 1.1 million-student school system was marked by controversy from the start.

Walcott, 59, earned his Bachelor of Art in Sociology and a Master of Science in Education at UB.
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