OPINION: College access for all

Last 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.  … Full Article

OPINION: Turning ideas into reality by helping small businesses cut through red tape

The story of every small business begins with a glimmer of inspiration — that “light bulb” moment when years of work suddenly come into focus. … Full Article

OPINION: The fault in renaming Polytech Institute, founded in 1854

Renaming the Polytechnic implies that this venerable institution of learning was — and is — of little consequence starting from its establishment back in 1854. … Full Article

Guest Editorial Opinion: Leveraging private sector help for our overcrowded schools

Five years ago, my husband and I moved with our son to the BoCoCa area after hearing about how family friendly the area was.  At first, there was hesitance over whether this was the best choice or whether it was time to move to the suburbs. … Full Article

Guest Editorial Opinion: Jackie Robinson the giant

I can see it my mind’s eye: Soaring several stories high, a sculpture of Jackie Robinson, the renowned African-American baseball player. … Full Article

OPINION: Brooklyn-Queens waterfront streetcar line, an idea whose time has come

A Brooklyn-Queens transit plan formulated by urban planner and Yale professor Alexander Garvin is getting the attention of some heavy hitters in the borough. … Full Article

OPINION: Public schools are a crucial but neglected part of New York’s infrastructure

Back to school season is an exciting time for the city as we prepare our students to return to the classroom and their everyday learning environment. … Full Article

OPINION: Building stronger school communities

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 dre … Full Article

OPINION: Stop stealth savings stress; ensure retirement advisors put clients’ interests first

New Yorkers work hard and deserve the peace of mind that comes with knowing their future retirement nest eggs are invested soundly. But working New Yorkers — including about 1.7 million Brooklynites 25 and older — have something to keep them up at night: a loophole in the law that could be  … Full Article

OPINION: Brooklyn will suffer with the passage of TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a massive trade deal like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), but even bigger. How could a treaty involving twelve Pacific Rim countries impact our neighborhoods here in Brooklyn? Plenty. … Full Article


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