New York official who championed education to join charter school network

ByLeslie Brody

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Richard Buery, a New York City deputy mayor who tried to build bridges between the district and charter schools, will leave to take a senior post this month at KIPP, a national charter-school network.

Mr. Buery will be chief of policy and public affairs. He will be responsible for advocating for federal and state policies that make it easier for low-income students to afford college and overcome other barriers to success, KIPP chief executive, Richard Barth, said in an interview.

Mr. Buery, who serves as deputy mayor for strategic policy initiatives, announced last fall his intention to step down after four years at City Hall. He has overseen Mayor Bill de Blasio’s expansion of prekindergarten and mental-health services.