NYC Education Department’s Chief Operating Officer Departing

As the city’s education department embarks on an unprecedented school year, it will have to do so without one of its top officials.

What You Need To Know

  • Ursulina Ramirez, a top education department staffer, is departing her job ahead of the new school year
  • Ramirez has worked for Mayor de Blasio for a decade, the latest high-profile education department official to leave this summer
  • An architect of the mayor’s pre-kindergarten plan, she helped shift to remote learning and prepare for schools to open part-time this fall

Ursulina Ramirez, the DOE’s chief operating officer, is leaving to take a job at an nonprofit organization, after 10 years working for Mayor Bill de Blasio, the last six at the education department.

“It’s emotional,” she said in an exclusive sit-down with NY1.

A trusted adviser, she helped de Blasio write his plan for universal pre-kindergarten that he campaigned on.

She’s leaving as

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