Hey, did your morning subway commute seem just a little more crowded than usual? Well, that may be due to the fact that over one million NYC public school students are heading back to class today!

This will be Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott's first full year as the head of the country's largest public school system. Walcott famously replaced the infamously disliked Cathie Black, the Hearst publishing executive whom Bloomberg appointed to replace Joel Klein. In an interview with the NY Times, Walcott called himself "the cheerleader of our education system" and said he wanted “to have both theoretical as well as practical discussions around what we need to do in our schools without the anger and acrimony that’s occurred in the past."

Walcott will be visiting schools in each borough today.