Education

Preparing Global Citizens: Expanding Multilingual Classrooms in New York City

Like many New Yorkers, I am a child of immigrants. Being a City of immigrants is what makes us strong and resilient, and as New Yorkers, we take pride in living in a diverse, multicultural […]

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Education

A Path to College and Careers for all Children

Navigating the college process can be challenging for students and their families. As the first person in my family to go to college, I know how stressful this process can be. As Chancellor, getting every […]

Teachers meet with parents for Family Night on September 15. Photo Courtesy of NYC Department of Education
Education

Family Engagement Grows and More Work Lies Ahead

September is a time for new beginnings and a time to build on the progress we’ve made as a community. I am excited to announce that family engagement is on the rise across the city. […]

Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced, October 8, that starting on December 7, families will be able to apply online, over the phone, or in person at a Family Welcome Center through a single application
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FREE, HEALTHY SUMMER MEALS FOR NYC CHILDREN

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. With […]

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Getting More Men of Color to Teach Our Children Will Lift Our Communities

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. However, […]

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It’s Time for Summer Leisure and Learning!

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. After a school year full of hard work, leisurely […]

Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced, October 8, that starting on December 7, families will be able to apply online, over the phone, or in person at a Family Welcome Center through a single application
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Chancellor Fariña announces 63 high schools to offer new advanced placement courses for 2016-17 through AP for all

NEW YORK (TIP): Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña has announced that this fall, 63 high schools will offer new Advanced Placement courses, including 35 that offered no AP courses during the 2015-16 school year. The expansion comes in the first […]

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PA and PTA Elections are underway

Parents are our partners in lifting up each school community and ensuring students receive a high quality education. A parent’s involvement can come in many different ways – through participation on a committee, leading school tours, […]

Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced, October 8, that starting on December 7, families will be able to apply online, over the phone, or in person at a Family Welcome Center through a single application
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College Awareness Day

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. However, […]

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Arts Matter

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 […]

Chancellor Farina announced that 15 schools with existing Dual Language programs will become Model Dual Language Programs for the 2015-16 school year
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SCHOOLS CHANCELLOR FARINA NAMES 15 SCHOOLS MODEL DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

NEW YORK  (TIP): Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced that 15 schools with existing Dual Language programs will become Model Dual Language Programs for the 2015-16 school year. The schools will receive $10,000 for multilingual instructional […]

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College Access for All

Earlier this week, I announced that starting next school year, all New York City high schools will offer the SAT exam free to 11th-graders. Students will take the SAT during the school day in the spring. […]

Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced, October 8, that starting on December 7, families will be able to apply online, over the phone, or in person at a Family Welcome Center through a single application
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Kindergarten Applications Open Between December 7 and January 15

NEW YORK (TIP): Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced, October 8 that the kindergarten application process will begin earlier in order to make the application process easier for families. Families will be able to apply to kindergarten […]

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The Bilingual Advantage: Dual Language give students a competitive edge

I grew up speaking Spanish with my parents, who fled their native Spain during its Civil War and settled in Brooklyn. I didn’t know any English when I started kindergarten and the teacher marked me absent for […]

Chancellor Carmen Fariña on the first day of school, September 4, 2014 at PS 69 in the Bronx.
Business & Economics

FREE, HEALTHY SUMMER MEALS FOR ALL!

Starting June 29 through September 4, free, healthy summer meals will be available for all children 18 years or younger at more than 1,000 locations across the city and for the first time families can download […]