A Letter from Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Education Update
It is a pleasure to welcome everyone to Education Update’s 6th annual “Outstanding Educators of the Year” awards ceremony at the Harvard Club.
Chancellor Joel Klein and I are determined to provide all young New Yorkers with the high-quality education they need and deserve. Recent across-the-board gains in reading and math scores indicate that we are making real progress, and we owe so much of that to our educators, who have dedicated themselves to one of society’s most vital—and, as anyone who’s spent any time in the classroom will tell you, most challenging—professions. The 31 teachers and principals being honored here this morning are the best of the best, leaders who have been recognized by their supervisors and Education Update’s Advisory Council for their tremendous efforts to help out children learn, grow, and achieve their dreams.
I extend special recognition to CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein as he receives the prestigious “Distinguished Leader in Education” award. Chancellor Goldstein has helped CUNY sustain and enhance its status as a leading public institution of higher education, and I know that his greatest accomplishments are still on the horizon. Finally, I commend Dr. Rosen and the team at Education Update for once again making this event possible. Through their award-winning newspaper and website, they have worked with countless teachers, principals, college presidents, and parents to give our young people the tools to succeed.
On behalf of the City of New York, please accept my best wishes for an enjoyable program and continued success.
Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor