The Brearley School’s head’s sudden departure has warranted TWO days of stories in The New York Times, and coverage in The Wall Street Journal.  What’s the story?

Simply that nobody knows why she left.

Principals at neighborhood public schools come and go, but don’t look for the announcement in the A section.  There, one community’s drama stays within the community.

News at elite private schools now makes the nation’s most prominent newspapers.  This was not always true.  The whole NYC private schools beat has been greatly expanded in the last few years, as news outlets have picked up on public interest not only in celebrities, but in celebrity schools.

In television and film, Bravo reality TV, “Gossip Girls” ,”The Best and the Brightest”, “Nursery University”, and others deal specifically with the elite Manhattan private school world.