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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 7/16/2015

    Chancellor Fariña Announces New Learning Partners Plus Program

    Master Principals Collaborate with up to Seven Schools in New Program to Help Drive Improvement in Targeted Areas. Program Made Possible by the Master Principal Provision in the CSA Contract. 71 Schools will Participate in the 2015-16 School Year, Doubling the Number of Schools Involved in Learning Partners to 146 for Upcoming School Year

  8. 7/7/2015

    Chancellor Announces Opening of New Borough Field Support Centers

    Strong Schools, Strong Communities Support Structure is Providing Targeted Support to All Schools. 7 Borough Field Support Centers (BFSCs) are Now Open. BFSCs are Providing Schools With a Wide Range of Supports in Areas Including Budgeting, Instructional Needs and Student Service Needs

  9. 7/6/2015

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Appointment of John Widlund to Head NYC Career And Technical Education (CTE)

    Longtime CTE Principal and Teacher Will Lead Efforts to Deliver High-Quality CTE to Over 100,000 High-School Students

  10. 7/2/2015

    Chancellor Fariña Celebrates the 2015 Remarkable Graduates

    102 Graduates and Their Families are Celebrated at Citi Field

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