Chancellor Carmen Fariña today released the 2015-16 School Quality Reports and announced that New York City’s post secondary enrollment rate is its highest ever – 55 percent of New York Continue Reading →
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced a new partnership with the City’s three library systems, Google and Sprint to offer free Wi-Fi hotspots available for year-long rental to public school Continue Reading →
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced the results of the tenth annual NYC School Survey. For the first time ever, survey participation exceeded one million respondents, with 1,002,196 students, teachers, Continue Reading →
Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced six new initiatives aimed at increasing access and boosting diversity at New York City’s specialized high schools from Harlem to Hollis.
Chancellor Fariña today announced a new initiative to bring high-quality computer science (CS) education to over 150 elementary, middle, and high schools across the City for the 2016-17 school year.
Chancellor Fariña today announced the launch of Summer in the City (SITC), a brand-new approach to summer school for grades 2-12 which combines new curriculum, college-level and STEM-oriented enrichment programming, Continue Reading →
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced the expansion of language access services with the creation of nine new positions in the Borough Field Support Centers and Affinity Groups.
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced that 15 schools with existing Dual Language programs will become Model Dual Language Programs for the 2015-16 school year.
Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, The Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin, and Gilder Lehrman executive director Lesley Herrmann today announced an educational Continue Reading →
Chancellor Fariña today announced that New York City will offer the SAT exam free of charge to all students during the school day in the spring of their high school Continue Reading →
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced that students have continued to improve in the third year of the Common Core-aligned State English and math exams Continue Reading →
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced that New York City will become the second major urban school district in the nation, after San Continue Reading →
Mayor Bill de Blasio today appointed Richard A. Carranza as New York City’s next Schools Chancellor.
By NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña Students learn best when there is collaboration between teachers, school staff and families.
By NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña With over 50 years of experience as an educator, I know that it truly takes a village to deliver for students. In each school Continue Reading →
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that New York City’s 2017 four-year high school graduation rate is the highest on record – 74.3 percent.
Today, February 5, 2018, applications for free, full-day, high-quality 3-K for All and Pre-K for All seats will open for families.
By Chancellor Carmen Fariña When it comes to our children’s education, the sooner we start the better. An extra year of education can change the course of a young life.
By NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña When I accepted the job of Chancellor, I knew right away that the arts would be a focal point of my tenure.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City saw the fewest traffic fatalities on record last year, driven by a 32 percent drop in pedestrian fatalities.
The 2018 NYC Pre-K Directory is now available online and in print.
NY Post reports that a Harlem principal yanked from his post earlier this year when he rewarded staffers by bringing them to a notorious Queens bathhouse is back on the job — and Continue Reading →
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña As an educator for 52 years, I know that all of our schools’ most important work happens in the classroom.
Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, marked United Nations Day today by announcing the cohort of classrooms and after-school programs selected to participate Continue Reading →
First Lady Chirlane McCray, Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships Gabrielle Fialkoff, and Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, were joined today by Continue Reading →