Harlem Music Teacher Receives Lincoln Center Arts Teacher Award

Left to right: District 5 Superintendent Gale Reeves; Big Apple Award/Lincoln Center Arts Teacher Award winner Dana Monteiro; New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña; Frederick Douglass Academy Principal Joseph Gates; Lincoln Center Education Chair Ann Unterberg

On June 8, Lincoln Center Education, in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, was pleased to present the 2016 Lincoln Center Arts Teacher award to Dana Monteiro, a high school music teacher at the Frederick Douglass Academy in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Getting More Men Of Color To Teach Our Children Will Lift Our Communities

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaBy Carmen Fariña, NYC Schools Chancellor

Creating inclusive schools is not only about classrooms having students with a wide range of backgrounds and academic strengths—our teachers should also reflect the City’s diverse workforce and represent different ethnic backgrounds, languages, and cultures. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: It’s Time for Summer Leisure and Learning

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaBy NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

Summertime brings opportunities to cheer on friends at neighborhood baseball games, visit a local playground or community pool, venture to the beach or enjoy a block party.  Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Participate In Local PA And PTA Elections (Update)

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaBy NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

Parents are our partners in lifting up each school community and ensuring students receive a high quality education. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: College Signing Day From Harlem To Hollis

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaBy Carmen Fariña, NYC Schools Chancellor

Today is College Signing Day – a day of great excitement and celebration. Across all five boroughs, high school seniors have made their final decisions on where they’ll be attending college this September. Continue Reading →

Chancellor Fariña Announces New Computer Science Education Initiative From Harlem To Hollis

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaChancellor 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. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Attend A Parent Teacher Conference

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

By NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

This month, all schools will open their doors to families and teachers will have meaningful conversations with families about their kids. Continue Reading →

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 →