Op-Ed: Participate In Local PA And PTA Elections (Update)

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaBy NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

Parents are our partners in lifting up each school community and ensuring students receive a high quality education. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: College Signing Day From Harlem To Hollis

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaBy Carmen Fariña, NYC Schools Chancellor

Today is College Signing Day – a day of great excitement and celebration. Across all five boroughs, high school seniors have made their final decisions on where they’ll be attending college this September. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: College Awareness Day

MS 113 Brooklyn1By NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

Preparing for college can be stressful for both parents and students. As the first person in my family to go to college, I felt the same anxiety and I know how many of you feel. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: To Address Income Inequality, Start With Libraries From Harlem To Hollis

schomburg library in harlemBy Edwin Maxwell

This week, New York City’s three library systems testified before the City Council about how they are spending the significant increase in operating funds granted in the current budget.The underlying question is: Was this a wise investment? Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: On NYPD’s Announced Jaywalking Crackdown

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By TransAlt, Executive Director Paul Steely White

On Thursday, November 5, 84-year-old Agalia Gounaris was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Main Street in Flushing, Queens. Just a few days later the local NYPD precinct and elected officials responded with swift action.

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Op-ed: College Access for All (from Harlem To Hollis)!

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaBy NYC Schools Chancellor Fariña

Earlier this week, I announced that starting next school year, all New York City high schools will offer the SAT exam free to 11th-graders. Students will take the SAT during the school day in the spring. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Issues Facing NCP (Non-Custodial Parents)

Pope_FrancisDear Pontiff:

We the undersigned, representing ourselves and numerous others whose vocation and mission is the well-being of families welcome you to the City of New York and wish you best tidings during your visit and the 2015 World Meeting of Families. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: On The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Agreement

charles-rangelBy Rep. Charles B. Rangel

Fourteen years ago a terrible thing happened to our country, to our city, when terrorists attacked us on September 11.  Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Making The Team, Equity And Access In High School Sports

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaBy Chancellor Fariña

As part of our effort to provide the wonderful, well-rounded education all our students deserve, I am thrilled to announce that we are expanding the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL), with a focus on adding teams at small schools and creating new girls’ teams. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Building Stronger Communities

hw17 girls in articleBy Carmen Fariña, Schools Chancellor

As Chancellor, I love talking to our students and parents at  community meetings, forums, town halls and even in the grocery store –and I hear the same message time and again: every parent wants to see their child graduate ready to conquer the world—and every child wants to follow their dreams and achieve. Continue Reading →