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 wa … Full Article

OPINION: Gov. Cuomo should build on torrid solar jobs growth

With the start of the new season, sunny skies are ahead of us. Spring is all about renewal and regrowth. We should start spring by renewing our commitment to solar energy and growing the industry here in New York. … Full Article

OPINION: Why are feds chiseling Rushmore's Italian American chief carver out of credit?

It's a 1,737 mile drive from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, in Keystone, South Dakota. If you're taking I-80 and I-90 westbound you can do the trip in 26 hours.
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OPINION: Arts education poised for comeback in nation’s largest school districts

After years of budget cuts, and a narrowing of curriculum at public schools across the country, urban school districts, such as New York and Chicago, are taking bold steps to expand the school day curriculum and once again invest in arts education. … Full Article

OPINION: A response to Cuomo’s state budget plans

The finish line for the state budget is slated for April 1.  In order to meet that deadline, the N.Y. … Full Article

OPINION: Let’s celebrate Women’s History Month and work to achieve full equality

With March marking Women’s History Month, it provides the opportunity to reflect upon the strides made by women past and present and the progress still to be made on the path to equality. For example, even in the year 2015, many women still don’t earn equal pay for equal work. … Full Article

OPINION: Consumers deserve to know what’s on their dinner plates

Every day we are confronted with the choice of what to feed ourselves and our families. We try to make decisions based on the information available for the food products we are buying. … Full Article

OPINION: Engendering passion in our political climate

I thought about the night she died and I wondered if there was anyone else thinking of her, too. … Full Article

OPINION: Before Mayor de Blasio goes to work at City Hall, he works out at Prospect Park Y

Some mornings when I approach the entrance of the Prospect Park YMCA on 9th Street in Brooklyn, there are tell-tale signs that the mayor is inside. It could be the black SUVs out front or the small entourage of plainclothes policemen and policewomen huddling outside the entrance. … Full Article

OPINION: Happy birthday, Mr. Lincoln

Lincoln’s birthday is upon us. And with a reluctant, but free-spending captain at the helm of the free world’s flagship, we are reminded how sorely we miss Lincoln’s genuine strength of character, bold sense of purpose and lifelong passion for defending American values and ideals. … Full Article

OPINION: Leave our DACA program alone

In 2012, I sat in my room alone and listened to President Barack Obama announce a program that would change my life: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). … Full Article


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