From the NY Times:
Back from the dead after seven years, reconstituted almost by accident, the New York City Board of Education is set to meet at noon Tuesday. Its seven members: three deputy mayors, three sympathetic allies of the mayor, and one wild card from the Bronx.
At a breakfast meeting at Gracie Mansion, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg — whose desperate last-minute efforts to persuade the gridlocked State Senate to reauthorize mayoral control of the city schools ended in failure on Tuesday night — appointed two deputy mayors, Patricia E. Harris and Edward Skyler, to the seven-member board.
The Queens borough president, Helen M. Marshall, appointed a third deputy mayor — Dennis M. Walcott, the deputy mayor for education — as her representative on the board.