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 →

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 →