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  1. 6/13/2016

    Chancellor Fariña Kicks Off College Access for All – Middle School

    Starting this fall, over 150 middle schools will organize college visits and student and parent college workshops. Pilot at 22 middle schools across the City includes visits, student and parent workshops before the end of the school year

  2. 6/9/2016

    City Announces New Initiatives to Increase Diversity at Specialized High Schools

    Six New Initiatives to Provide More Outreach, Tutoring, and Opportunities for Underrepresented Students to Enroll in Specialized High Schools

  3. 6/1/2016

    Chancellor Fariña Kicks Off First Citywide Parent Conference For Mandarin Speakers

    Mandarin parent conference to focus on summer learning and services for English Language Learners & library resources. Second citywide parent conference in Spanish on June 15 at Central Brooklyn Public Library

  4. 6/1/2016

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Over 200 Schools Participating in Computer Science for All for 2016-17

    City implements first Computer Science for All expansion as part of its agenda for equity and excellence in all public schools. Expansion includes full-year or multi-year computer science sequences at 67 schools

  5. 5/31/2016

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Appointment of Ursulina Ramirez as Chief Operating Officer

    Ramirez will take on oversight over development and implementation of key DOE initiatives

  6. 5/10/2016

    Chancellor Fariña Kicks Off Second Annual Borough Arts Fairs

    Over 2,600 Students From 386 Schools Across All Five Boroughs Will Exhibit or Perform Their Work. Part of Additional Annual $23 Million Investment in Arts Education

  7. 5/2/2016

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Earliest-Ever Pre-K for All Offers

    85 percent of families receive offer for one of their top-three choices, 71 percent get top choice

  8. 4/22/2016

    On Earth Day, Chancellor Fariña Announces Solar Installations at 101 School Buildings, Part of the Solar Schools Initiative

    Solar Panel Installations Now Completed at 35 Schools Across New York City, With Solar Installations Planned at 66 More – Ultimately Generating Nearly 16MW of Solar Capacity. Schools Across City Celebrating Earth Day with Activities Focused on Sustainability

  9. 4/13/2016

    1300 Students Attend First-Ever Exclusive Student Matinee of Hamilton on Broadway

    Partnership with HAMILTON, New York City Department of Education, The Rockefeller Foundation, and Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Provides 20,000 Students Tickets to See Musical. Student representatives from 12 New York City high schools will perform songs, rap, poetry, scenes and monologues, created as part of HAMILTON curriculum

  10. 4/4/2016

    Chancellor Fariña Announces 38 New Bilingual Programs

    38 Programs, Including 29 Dual Language Programs, to Open in September

  11. 3/25/2016

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Appointment of Sarah Troup Geisenheimer as Executive Director of the Fund for Public Schools

    Experienced Nonprofit Leader Will Strengthen Public-Private Partnerships to Support New York City’s 1.1 Million Students

  12. 3/9/2016

    Chancellor Fariña Announces New Computer Science Education to Reach Over 150 Schools

    800 teachers will attend STEM Institute training and bring high-demand STEM subjects to their schools in 2016-17 school year, including up to 400 in computer science

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