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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 12/21/2016

    City Announces Teacher and Principal Evaluation Agreement with UFT, CSA

    New, rigorous evaluation system will continue City’s focus on developing better teachers and principals

  4. 12/14/2016

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Annual Arts in School Report: Highest Number of Arts Teachers in Eleven Years, $30 Million Increase in Arts Investment Citywide

    Arts partner programs for English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities reached twice as many schools in 2015-16 school year. $30 million increase in arts education investment, in addition to annual $23 million investment

  5. 12/7/2016

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Afterschool Reading Club Pilot

    Launch of first citywide literacy-focused after school effort in shelters. Reflects City’s work across agencies to meet needs of students and families

  6. 12/6/2016

    Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Fariña Celebrate Computer Science Education Week

    Part of national and global effort supported by more than 100,000 educators and 350 partners that encourages schools to celebrate computer science education. New York City’s Computer Science for All initiative will bring high-quality computer science education to every elementary, middle and high school by 2025

  7. 12/17/2015

    Chancellor Fariña Announces New York Thursdays Program Bringing Locally Sourced Foods to Schools

    Initiative Celebrates Locally Grown and Manufactured Foods Every Thursday

  8. 12/16/2015

    Chancellor Fariña Highlights Commitment to Arts Education: Announces Highest Number of Arts Teachers in a Decade, and 22,000 Students Receiving New Arts Instruction at 113 Middle and High Schools

    New Arts Matter initiative has supported hiring at 113 middle and high schools, including 74 that had no arts teacher prior to the 2014-15 school year. 175 additional arts teachers across City in 2014-15, highest number ever recorded in Annual Arts in Schools Report. Arts Matter initiative one of several highlighted in new 2014-15 Annual Arts in Schools Report

  9. 12/3/2015

    Chancellor Fariña Names 15 Schools Model Dual Language Programs

    15 Exemplary Dual Language Programs to Receive $10,000 Each, Host Educators from Other Schools and Share Best Practices

  10. 12/1/2015

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Expansion of SING Program to 10 New High School Campuses

    Students Will Write, Cast, Rehearse, and Perform Their Own Musicals. New SING Schools Include CTE, Renewal, and Co-Located High Schools

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