Op-Ed: College Awareness Day

MS 113 Brooklyn1By NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

Preparing for college can be stressful for both parents and students. As the first person in my family to go to college, I felt the same anxiety and I know how many of you feel. Continue Reading →

Chancellor Farina Announces Expansion Of Language Access Services

farin opens access in harlem1Schools 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. Continue Reading →

Deadline For Kindergarten Application Nears

kindergarten photo1In October the Chancellor announced that the kindergarten application process would begin earlier to ensure that families could receive offer letters a month earlier. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Arts Matter By Chancellor Carmen Fariña

Manny_Vega_ArtworkBy NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña   

The power of dance, music, theater, and visual arts can impact our kids tremendously. As a teacher I saw this firsthand in the classroom when I incorporated the arts into my lessons – students beamed and were instantly engaged. Continue Reading →

Farina Honors Harlem And Inwood Schools

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaSchools 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. Continue Reading →

Chancellor To Recognize Teacher Excellence in NYC

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaSchools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced the fourth annual Big Apple Awards: Recognizing Teacher Excellence in New York City, overseen by the Department of Education in partnership with the Fund for Public Schools.  Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Growing Bookworms From Harlem To Hollis

nyc 365 booksBy NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

In one way or another, as loved ones and guardians, we have so much to offer that can inspire our children to love reading.  Some of my most treasured memories include listening to my father’s stories about his native country Spain. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Levine And Coalition Expand Foreign Language Education

marl levine 2On Thursday, October 29, Harlem Council Member Mark Levine, Council Member Jumaane Williams, Public Advocate Letitia James, and a group of council members and state legislators joined a coalition of teachers, students and business leaders calling for a broad expansion of foreign language education programs in New York City.

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Doggy Dining Out With Fido Is OK In Harlem And NYC

DiningDog in harlemThe NY Post reports that dog lovers will now be able to dine out with their four-legged companions — Gov. Cuomo on Monday night signed a bill, over the objection of Mayor de Blasio, that allows pooches in outdoor areas of restaurants. Continue Reading →

Chancellor Fariña Aannounces NYC Offer Free SAT

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaChancellor 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 junior year, starting in the 2016-17 school year. Continue Reading →