From the NYTimes:
It is full steam ahead for the certification of Dennis M. Walcott to be the next schools chancellor of New York City.
New York State education officials announced on Tuesday that an advisory panel would meet on Wednesday to weigh whether Mr. Walcott’s background, training and experience would make him an “exceptionally qualified” candidate who should be granted a waiver to become chancellor, even though he lacks the superintendent’s certificate legally required for the post.
The nine-member panel will meet in Albany and is likely to issue a quick decision. That will serve to guide David M. Steiner, the state education commissioner, who is widely expected to approve the waiver. . . .