City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña will join Bronx and Brooklyn middle-schoolers Wednesday for a panel discussion to kick off the city’s first College and Career month.
At Wednesday College Awareness Day, students from Pelham Gardens Middle School in the Bronx and Public School 171 and Highland Park Community School in Brooklyn will join Fariña at Education Department headquarters to talk about college awareness and readiness.
“As the first person in my family to attend college, I know the importance of early conversations and planning around college and careers,” she said. “Every New York City student must have the opportunity to pursue their dreams, and we are making unprecedented investments in college and career access to make that a reality — especially for students who would not have had these opportunities in the past.”
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A record 55% of students from the class of 2015 enrolled in a two- or four-year college, vocational program or public service program after graduation, up from 53% in 2014.