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  1. 10/22/2015

    First “Net-Zero” Energy School Named After Former DOE Deputy Chancellor Grimm

    New Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground will produce as much energy as it consumes. State-of-the-art design will teach students about conservation, sustainability and the importance of protecting the environment

  2. 10/14/2015

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Gains on SAT and Advanced Placement Exams

    NYC Students See Gains on SAT Scores, while Scores Nationwide Decrease

  3. 10/8/2015

    DOE to Open Kindergarten Applications Earlier So Families Receive Offers Sooner, Strengthening Transition to Kindergarten

    Applications Open Between December 7 and January 15. Offers Sent to Families in Mid-March – a Month Earlier Than Previous Years. Application Process and Priority Structure Remains the Same

  4. 9/2/2015

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Expansion of Public Schools Athletic League, Increasing Number of Girls’ and Small Schools Teams

    The PSAL will add hundreds of new teams with the majority as part of the Small Schools Athletic League

  5. 9/2/2015

    All Schools at JFK Campus in the Bronx Will Reopen for the First Day of School

    Damaged rooms have been sealed off and no instruction will be disrupted. Staff and students of all seven schools will return to JFK campus for September 9

  6. 8/26/2015

    Chancellor Fariña Appoints New Head of Family and Community Engagement, Redoubles Focus on Parental Engagement

    Longtime Bronx Educator Yolanda Torres Appointed Executive Superintendent of FACE. Restructured Division to Develop and Increase Number of Parent Leaders, Build Stronger Community Ties

  7. 8/14/2015

    Chancellor Fariña Highlights Expanded Summer Institute for Pre-K Teachers and Program Leaders

    Over 5,500 Pre-K Teachers, Teacher Assistants, and Leaders across District Schools and NYC Early Education Centers Expected to Participate. CUNY, Fordham University, Bank Street Will Facilitate Institute with DOE and Offer Ongoing Professional Development Around One of Four Tracks. Expanded Institute Includes First-Ever Summer Institute for Pre-K Program Leaders

  8. 8/12/2015

    Mayor De Blasio and Chancellor Farina Announce Continued Gains for NYC Students on State English and Math Exams

    Gap between NYC and State on English exam shrinks to its smallest ever, NYC students post highest results among urban districts. Gains for struggling students: number of students at lowest proficiency level drops by 7,000 in English and 4,700 in math

  9. 8/4/2015

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Tough Reforms to Hold Schools Accountable and Ensure Compliance with Academic Rules

    New Regulatory Task Force is a Proactive Approach to Addressing and Preventing Violations of Academic Policies. Independent Third Party Will Sit on the Task Force, and Evidence of Inappropriate Conduct will be Brought to Special Commissioner of Investigation. Increased Academic Policy Trainings for All School Leaders Throughout the Year

  10. 7/29/2015

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Expansion of Showcase Schools

    Accompanies Expansion of Learning Partners Program and Middle School Quality Initiative. 249 Schools to Participate Across All Three Collaborative and Innovative Programs

  11. 7/20/2015

    NYC Schools Survey Results Show High Overall Satisfaction, Improved Pathways to College

    The results also reveal significant improvements in schools’ work preparing students for the future, with more parents responding that their child’s school is preparing them for college

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