Black is back.
A deal has been reached between the Bloomberg administration and the State Education Commissioner David Steiner to appoint a "Chief Academic Officer" to serve as Black's right hand, The Times reported.
That brand new position would be filled by Shael Polakow-Suransky, a life-long educator who is currently the Deputy Chancellor for Performance and Accountability, according to a letter from Bloomberg to Steiner obtained by NBCNewYork.
The deal would come days after a panel advising Steiner voted 4-to-2 against granting Black the waiver she would need to take the job.
Black, a publishing exec, needs the waiver because she has no educational experience.