Hey Harlem Parents Apply To Kindergarten Today

kindergarten-photo1As of today, November 30th, 2016 the kindergarten application process is officially underway! All students born in 2012 who currently live in Harlem or in Hollis Quuens are eligible to attend kindergarten in September 2017. Continue Reading →

Chancellor Fariña Announces NYC Results On SAT Exams From Harlem To Hollis

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaChancellor Carmen Fariña today announced the participation and performance results of New York City students on the SAT exam.   Continue Reading →

Chancellor Fariña Announces Record High Of Students Enrolling In College From Harlem To Hollis

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaChancellor 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 City’s Class of 2015 (students entering 9th grade in Fall 2011).

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Chancellor Fariña And Others Announce New Intiative To Offer Free Wi-Fi To Students And Families

Fariña with studentsSchools 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 students and families to increase internet access at home. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Family Engagement Grows And More Work Lies Ahead From Harlem To Hollis

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaBy NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

September is a time for new beginnings and a time to build on the progress we’ve made as a community. Continue Reading →

Harlem School Performance Improves In Math, English

school_standardized_tests-1470071305-7711-1470075470-1412New York City Public Schools recorded “substantial” gains on state English and math exams announced Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. Continue Reading →

Op-ed: Free, Healthy, Summer Meals For NYC Children From Harlem To Hollis

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaBy NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

No child should ever have to go without a meal. That’s why the DOE is, once again, offering completely free, nutritious breakfasts and lunches to anyone 18 years or younger in New York City all summer long. Continue Reading →

Schools Chancellor Fariña Releases School Survey Results From Harlem To Hollis

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaSchools 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, and parents completing the survey. Continue Reading →

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 →