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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 11/20/2015

    Chancellor Fariña Announces New Admissions Pilot at Seven Elementary Schools Designed to Promote Diversity

    Changes Reflect the Mayor and Chancellor’s Commitment to Fostering Diversity in City Schools. Result of Collaboration Between DOE, Principals, School Communities and City Council. Changes Will Go into Effect for This Year’s Kindergarten Admissions for the 2016–17 School Year

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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