In Their Words: Remarks from New York City Education Leaders

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MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
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Remarks from New York City Education Leaders on ‘Building a Bridge to College and Careers’


Carmen Fariña, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education, spoke with high school superintendents, principals, and leaders in higher education during “Building a Bridge to College and Careers,” an event hosted by Berkeley College on April 5, 2017. Here are more remarks from the event: 


“Going to college is not just for the child. This is an important step for the entire family … Parents should be involved from Day One.”
– Carmen Fariña
Chancellor, New York City Department of Education


“As early as third grade, we should start accelerating their learning. Working with the other superintendents, and with the colleges, we have to look at how we accelerate learning from pre-k to college.”
– Superintendent Michael Prayor
High School Districts 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22


“Advanced placement courses are instrumental in helping students build confidence. We’re ensuring they know they can be successful in college, not only to go, but to go to the best college possible and graduate with a degree.”
– Superintendent Karen Watts
High School Districts 13, 14, 16, 19, 23, 32


“Our students will graduate on a Friday and be ready for industry or for college on Monday … Building partnerships is key. Bringing these experiences to our students is key.”
– Principal Moses Ojeda
Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical High School


“We are now building partnerships down the line, including the notion of going to college in discussions with parents at the pre-k level.”
– Superintendent Anthony Lodico
High School District 31


“When (Chancellor Fariña) came in, the first thing she did was tell everyone: Open up your doors. Share your best practices. I’m a big fan of that.”
– Principal Joan Mosely
Academy for College Preparation & Career Exploration – Erasmus Campus


“The Bridge to College program is a culmination of a year of exploration and work getting to know New York City high schools.”
– Dario A. Cortes, PhD
Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances, Berkeley College


“We have to create collaboration. That is what was extraordinary about tonight … The superintendents, the principals, the Berkeley staff – it was wonderful to see everyone working together to help the students of the City of New York reach their goals.”
– Beth Castiglia, PhD
Provost, Berkeley College


“Thank you for your commitment to collaboration and for envisioning a future of college graduates, career-ready students and individuals who have reached their full potential.”
– Angela Harrington
Assistant Vice President, Communications and External Relations, Berkeley College

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