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  1. 11/16/2015

    Chancellor Announces Fourth Annual Big Apple Awards to Recognize Teacher Excellence

    The nomination period is starting a month earlier this year, giving students and families more time to nominate exceptional educators

  2. 11/10/2015

    Chancellor Fariña Releases Redesigned School Quality Reports - Announces More Students Enrolling in College

    Improved School Quality Snapshots and School Quality Guides Aligned to Framework for Great Schools Offer More Accessible, Usable Information for Families and Educators. City Redoubling Its Efforts on College Readiness through College Access for All, AP for All, SAT School Day

  3. 11/2/2015

    Chancellor Fariña Launches NYC Reads 365

    Chancellor kicks off citywide literacy effort with children’s author Jon Scieszka. NYC Reads 365 underscores City’s commitment to universal 2nd grade literacy and equity and excellence in literacy education

  4. 10/27/2015

    Hamilton: The Musical, Chancellor Fariña, the Rockefeller Foundation Announce Partnership to Provide 20,000 NYC Public School Students with Tickets to Hamilton on Broadway with $1.46 Million Grant

    Innovative Educational Collaboration with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Will Support Classroom Studies

  5. 10/26/2015

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Free SAT Access During the School Day for All High School Juniors

    New SAT School Day Will Increase Equity and Access to College Exams. Announcement Comes as Nearly 300 NYC High Schools Kick Off College Application Week. SAT School Day, Expanded College Application Week Part of Commitment to College Access for All

  6. 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

  7. 10/14/2015

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Gains on SAT and Advanced Placement Exams

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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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