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  1. 6/24/2015

    DOE Announces Start of Annual Free Summer Meals Program for All NYC Children and Youth

    From June 27 to September 4, nearly 1,100 parks, schools, libraries, food trucks and other sites across the City will provide free summer meals to children 18 years old and younger. For the first time, parents and young people can use a convenient mobile app to locate the nearest summer meals site and access daily menus

  2. 6/24/2015

    Mayor De Blasio Announces Partnership with Warby Parker to Provide Free Eyeglasses to Students At Community Schools

    Warby Parker, major homegrown NYC tech brand, to donate glasses to 20,000 children over the next four years. City dedicating $10 million to expand free vision screening program to all 130 Community Schools – including all 94 Renewal Schools

  3. 6/23/2015

    Mayor De Blasio and Chancellor Fariña Designate Lunar New Year an Official School Holiday

    For the first time in the 2015-16 school year, all public schools will close on February 8 on Lunar New Year. The holiday will be reflected in the updated DOE school calendar

  4. 6/18/2015

    Chancellor Announces Enhanced Science Curriculum for Grades K-5

    Innovative Program Developed by DOE to Align with State and National Standards. Enhanced Curriculum for Grades 6-12 will be Released This Summer

  5. 6/15/2015

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Winners of the 2015 Big Apple Awards

    12 Winners Will Receive Classroom Grants and Serve as “Big Apple Fellows” During the 2015-16 School Year. Students, Families, Colleagues, and Community Members Submitted Over 4,500 Nominations

  6. 6/9/2015

    Commencement Address of Chancellor Carmen Fariña Monroe College

    As prepared for delivery - Tuesday, June 9, 2015

  7. 6/3/2015

    Chancellor Announces New Easy-To-Use, Family-Facing Online Account for School Data

    New ‘virtual report card’ will provide key stats to support families in tracking student progress. Mobile-friendly design will give parents access to key information from phones, tablets, desktops

  8. 6/27/2014

    City Announces Changes to The 2013-2014 Blue Book

    New Blue Book Reflects Improvements Recommended by City Agencies, Public and Charter Schools, Advocacy Organizations, and Community Councils

  9. 6/27/2014

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Technology-Focused Summer Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers

    Teachers of all grade levels may apply for these classes, with priority given to the most qualified middle school candidates. The deadline to apply is July 1.

  10. 6/25/2014

    City Promotes Free Annual Summer Meals Program with NBA and Share Our Strength

    From June 27 to August 29, Nearly 1,000 Parks, Schools, Libraries and Other Sites Across the City Will Provide Free Summer Meals to Children 18-years-old and Younger

  11. 6/19/2014

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Winners of the 2014 Big Apple Teacher Awards

    Students, Families, Colleagues, and Community Members Submitted Over 3,000 Nominations. Twelve Winners Will Receive Classroom Grants and Serve as “Big Apple Fellow” During the 2014-15 School Year

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