Announcements

  1. 2/3/2018

    Mayor de Blasio Announces Record High Graduation Rate

    Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that New York City’s 2017 four-year high school graduation rate is the highest on record – 74.3 percent. The dropout rate is now at its lowest ever – 7.8 percent.

  2. 2/1/2018

    Chancellor Fariña Visits Afterschool Reading Club

    Today, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña visited the Afterschool Reading Club (ARC) - a literacy enrichment program for elementary school students living in shelters - at the Albemarle Family Residence in East Flatbush. The Chancellor and Department of Homeless Services Associate Commissioner Cassandra White made the visit to celebrate World Read Aloud Day and read No, David! to children and families.

  3. 1/29/2018

    Chancellor Fariña Highlights Passport To Social Studies Curriculum

    Today, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña visited Social Studies classes at PS 150 in Queens, one of the 866 elementary and middle schools using the Department of Education's Passport to Social Studies curriculum. The Passport was introduced in the 2016-17 school year and has now been adopted by over 70 percent of the City's elementary and middle schools in its second year.

  4. 1/25/2018

    Chancellor Fariña Visits NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics

    Today, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña joined students from the Bronx and Queens for a visit to the NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics (Space Center).

  5. 1/17/2018

    Chancellor Fariña Announces 33 New Pre-K Dual Language Programs

    63 pre-K Dual Language programs will be offered in five languages across the City beginning in September 2018.

  6. 1/11/2018

    Chancellor Fariña Announces 51 Percent Increase in Number of High School Juniors Taking SAT Exam

    Record-high 61,800 juniors took the SAT in the first year of the citywide SAT School Day – up from 40,803 juniors last year

  7. 1/8/2018

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Annual Arts in School Report, Celebrating Record-High Number of Certified Arts Teachers Citywide

    Report Shows $17 Million Increase in Arts Programming Across All Schools

  8. 12/21/2017

    Thank You

    Chancellor Fariña announces her retirement

  9. 12/5/2017

    Chancellor Fariña, Deputy Mayor Buery and Senior Advisor Gabrielle Fialkoff Announce Expansion of Vision Partnership with Warby Parker to 97 Additional Community Schools

    Expansion provides an additional 118,000 students at all 227 Community Schools across the City with vision screenings. Approximately 20,000 pairs of glasses will be distributed at no cost to families this school year

  10. 12/4/2017

    Chancellor Fariña Kicks off Computer Science Education Week, Announces New CS4All Hack League

    Computer Science for All initiative bringing computer science education to every elementary, middle and high school by 2025. Part of Mayor and Chancellor’s Equity and Excellence for All agenda

  11. 11/15/2017

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Highest-Ever Percentage of Students Enrolling in College

    57 Percent of Class of 2016 Enrolled In a College Program, Up 6 Percentage Points from Class of 2013

  12. 10/30/2017

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Reforms to Strengthen and Expand Anti-Bullying Programs in Schools

    City dedicates $8 million to support new community workshops, reporting portal, mental health training, expansion of student clubs and increased protection for students that will enhance supports for students, families and staff

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