Pola Rosen, Ed.D.
can relate to the reverberations of Martin Luther King’s, “I
have a dream.” I too had a dream, a vision of bringing education
news to all people in order to help them make better decisions
about their children’s education as well as their own. Coming
from an immigrant family myself, education was revered as
the gateway not only to knowledge but to breaking out of
the confines of a circumscribed life to one filled with unimagined
adventures, mysterious roads and paths untraveled. Without
experience as a publisher or a businesswoman, I decided to
take the plunge and learn while doing.
overwhelming response to this newspaper from people in all
parts of New York City has been heart-warming. We have provided
unique information for parents of special education children;
for teachers these pages have provided information about successful
programs that can be replicated; information about colleges
as well as private and public schools have graced our pages;
corporate outreach efforts, foundation news, grant information
to school districts, and scholarship information for students
have been utilized by 200,000 readers around NYC as well as
1.8 million monthly hits on our website. Our series have included
presidents of universities, deans of education, medical school
deans, profiles of outstanding educators and women and African-Americans
ideas have included “Outstanding Teachers of the Month”, a
monthly column called “So You’re Thinking of Majoring In…” career
columns and the six major voices in education every month:
the mayor, the chancellor, Former First Lady Matilda Cuomo,
UFT President Randi Weingarten, CSA President Jill Levy, Assemblyman
Steve Sanders (Chair of the Education Committee). We have been
honored to also feature Secretary of Education Rod Paige, First
Lady Laura Bush, College Board President Gasper Caperton and
many other luminaries around the nation.
Update has been a passion and a dream realized. Thank you to
our readers and to the constant, unwavering support of my husband,
Dr. Herman Rosen and my three wonderful children, Adam, Rob
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