By Rev. Al Sharpton In the initial years of the Green Rush—the push in New York and the nation for medical marijuana and decriminalization—some cruel ironies were politely ignored by Continue Reading →
By Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat We recently recognized the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which ruled that separate meant unequal, ruling against Continue Reading →
By Arva Rice A lot has been made in recent weeks of creating a cap on Uber, Lyft and other for-hire vehicles.
By Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza This week, high schools across the five boroughs have been celebrating College Decision Day.
By Dr. Shanessa Fenner There is nothing more precious than the love of a mother who is the strength and backbone of the family.
By Josh Wallack, Deputy Schools Chancellor When it comes to a child’s education, starting early makes a huge difference.
By Charles Blatcher, III Statues, monuments, government buildings and military installations are supposedly named in honor of outstanding individuals deserving of the recognition.
By NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña Students learn best when there is collaboration between teachers, school staff and families.
By NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña With over 50 years of experience as an educator, I know that it truly takes a village to deliver for students. In each school Continue Reading →
By Chancellor Carmen Fariña When it comes to our children’s education, the sooner we start the better. An extra year of education can change the course of a young life.
By NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña When I accepted the job of Chancellor, I knew right away that the arts would be a focal point of my tenure.
By Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi Our landmark report, Disability & Criminal Justice Reform: Keys to Success woke a lot of people up. We were thrilled with the coverage it got on the PBS NewsHour HERE.
By Félix Leo Campos At a time when men in high ranking positions in every field of endeavor are being accused of abusing their position of authority and its inherent Continue Reading →
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña As an educator for 52 years, I know that all of our schools’ most important work happens in the classroom.
By Michael McQuillan In November 1969 I with classmates at the Bronx High School of Science chipped in for a rickety school bus so we could march against the Vietnam Continue Reading →
By Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña Like many New Yorkers, I was the first in my family to go to college.
By Reps. Adraino Espaillat and Dwight Evans The Confederate Battle Flag is one of the most controversial symbols from U.S. history, signifying a representation of racism, slavery, the oppression of African-Americans Continue Reading →
By David Beier Although it is no secret that Uber is facing an ongoing leadership and integrity crisis, the yellow taxi industry is proving it is not going anywhere.
By Michael McQuillan Having spent $4.79 trillion for our “War on Terror” in the wake of the September 11th attacks through 2016 according to Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Continue Reading →
By: NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña As we come to the end of my 52nd school year as a New York City educator, it’s clear that our schools are the Continue Reading →
By NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña School buildings are more than just structures made up of hallways and rooms, they are hubs for communities; and students and educators across New Continue Reading →
By Michael McQuillan Should it surprise us that John Kennedy came late to civil rights?
By Seth Jordan This year, as during each Memorial Day weekend, a small minority of Americans may attend a parade — or post something on social media that will cause #NeverForget Continue Reading →
By David Nocinti How can “free for all” be unfair for some? Mayor de Blasio’s “3K for All” plan has a lofty goal of vastly increasing the number of 3-year-olds Continue Reading →
By Melissa Mark-Viverito and Seymour W. James Jr. In September 2016, Aaron Cedres was arrested for gang assault, accused of beating a patron outside a Bronx nightclub he worked at Continue Reading →