Announcements

Department of Education Press Office

Contact us at: press@schools.nyc.gov

  1. 1/11/2018

    Chancellor Fariña Announces 51 Percent Increase in Number of High School Juniors Taking SAT Exam

    Record-high 61,800 juniors took the SAT in the first year of the citywide SAT School Day – up from 40,803 juniors last year

  2. 1/8/2018

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Annual Arts in School Report, Celebrating Record-High Number of Certified Arts Teachers Citywide

    Report Shows $17 Million Increase in Arts Programming Across All Schools

  3. 1/4/2018

    NYC Schools Open Friday, January 5, 2018

    New York City district schools will be open tomorrow, Friday, January 5, 2018. All field trips requiring yellow school buses will be cancelled. All other programs and activities will be held as scheduled.

  4. 1/3/2018

    Schools Closed Thursday, January 4 Due to Severe Weather Conditions

    Due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City public schools will be closed Thursday, January 4, 2018. After-school programs, adult education, YABC programs, and PSAL activities are also cancelled.

  5. 12/21/2017

    Thank You

    Chancellor Fariña announces her retirement

  6. 12/5/2017

    Chancellor Fariña, Deputy Mayor Buery and Senior Advisor Gabrielle Fialkoff Announce Expansion of Vision Partnership with Warby Parker to 97 Additional Community Schools

    Expansion provides an additional 118,000 students at all 227 Community Schools across the City with vision screenings. Approximately 20,000 pairs of glasses will be distributed at no cost to families this school year

  7. 12/4/2017

    Chancellor Fariña Kicks off Computer Science Education Week, Announces New CS4All Hack League

    Computer Science for All initiative bringing computer science education to every elementary, middle and high school by 2025. Part of Mayor and Chancellor’s Equity and Excellence for All agenda

  8. 11/15/2017

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Highest-Ever Percentage of Students Enrolling in College

    57 Percent of Class of 2016 Enrolled In a College Program, Up 6 Percentage Points from Class of 2013

  9. 10/30/2017

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Reforms to Strengthen and Expand Anti-Bullying Programs in Schools

    City dedicates $8 million to support new community workshops, reporting portal, mental health training, expansion of student clubs and increased protection for students that will enhance supports for students, families and staff

  10. 10/26/2017

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Sixth Annual Big Apple Awards Honoring Outstanding Teachers

    Students, Families, School Staff, and Community Members Invited to Nominate Outstanding Teachers from Across New York City

  11. 10/25/2017

    Chancellor Fariña Announces Record Number of Interpretation Services Provided to Families

    Interpretation services for families with limited English proficiency tripled due to expansion of language access programs

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