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Statement From Chancellor Banks Regarding Video of Memphis Police Beating That Caused Death of Tyre Nichols
Jan 27, 2023
Jan 23, 2023
Jan 23, 2023
Proposed Changes in Direct Response to Recommendations Made by Fair Student Funding Working Group Convened in 2022
Jan 9, 2023
For the first time families who have a child in a district 75 school or program can vote for a representative to sit on each local community education council.
Mayor Adams and Chancellor Banks Announce Historic Investment in Preschool Special-Education Supports and Expansion of Access
Dec 13, 2022
NYC Public Schools Enhance 3,000 Special Education Seats Across 65 Early Childhood Providers, Adding 400 New Seats. Additional Expansion Expected to Open Enough Preschool Seats This Spring to Serve All Children Living with Disabilities
Chancellor Banks Announces a Path Forward for Transforming and Rebuilding Trust in Special Education in NYC Public Schools
Dec 1, 2022
Scaling and sustaining of four special education programs with track records of success – Sensory Exploration, Education & Discovery (SEED), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Nest and Horizon, and Path Programs – with an investment of $205 million, will re-imagine the education experience and prioritize wellness for students with disabilities. Re-imagining the student experience by providing a new, paid internship program for high school students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in the fields of physical, occupational, and speech therapy. The newly created Special Education Advisory Council will engage families and the community to be true partners in boldly reimagining special education.
Chancellors’ Banks and Matos Rodríguez Announce Nation’s Largest Partnership Between Higher Education and K-12 To Deliver Computing and Digital Literacy Skills to Teachers
Nov 21, 2022
‘Computing Integrated Teacher Education’ will Prepare More than 1,000 NYC Teachers to Integrate Computing Across Subjects and Enhance Students’ Critical-Thinking, Problem-Solving Skills. Four-Year, $14 Million Commitment Includes New York City Public Schools, CUNY, Google, Robin Hood and Gotham Gives
Nov 17, 2022
Chancellor Banks Celebrates the Return of School Field Trips With Visit to the American Museum of Natural History
Nov 15, 2022
Experiential learning and school field trips are back in full swing for NYC Public School students
Mayor Adams, Chancellor Banks Announce That No School Will Lose Money Due to Mid-Year Enrollment Losses
Nov 7, 2022
Mid-year adjustment expected to result in approximately $200 million increase to school budgets. Schools that would receive additional funding through the mid-year adjustment because of an increase in student enrollment will receive a full increase in funding.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams & Chancellor David C. Banks Announce Investment, Rapid-Response Support to Stabilize Early Childhood Education Sector
Nov 3, 2022
Stabilization plan ensures community-based providers will be paid at least 75% of their FY22 contract values. A Rapid Response Team will meet with every provider with outstanding invoices to provide intensive support in getting paid.
Chancellor Banks Announces Nearly $12 Million in Additional Funding for Schools Experiencing an Influx of New Students
Oct 31, 2022
Chancellor David C. Banks Announces Partnership With the Robin Hood Foundation to Support Next Generation Community Schools K-8 Pilot Program
Oct 28, 2022
Application to participate in the Next Generation Community School K-8 Pilot Program opens today
Oct 6, 2022
Project Pivot connects 138 schools to Community Based Organizations to provide critical social and academic interventions to young New Yorkers.
Sep 29, 2022
After significant engagement with families and the community, changes to admissions practices aim to make the process easier and more intuitive for families. Screening process for middle and high schools will reward students for classroom success. New accelerated-learning high schools coming to South Bronx, Southeast Queens, Ocean Hill-Brownsville.
Sep 28, 2022
As part of New York City public schools’ Student Pathways Initiative, Northwell Health is hosting up to 150 internships for 12th graders, providing feedback on career and technical education curriculum and supporting student instruction in career-connected learning.
Sep 15, 2022
The hiring of 25 educators from the Dominican Republic establishes a new pipeline of diverse, bilingual educators prepared to serve students across the city.
Mayor Adams, Schools Chancellor Banks Announce Historic Public-Private Partnership for Career Readiness and Modern Youth Apprenticeship Program
Sep 12, 2022
Student Pathways Lays Strong Foundation for All NYC Public School Students, Creating Pathways to Rewarding Careers and Long-Term Economic Security. Initiative Includes Historic Public-Private Partnership Dramatically Expanding Career-Connected Learning and Opens up Apprenticeships for 3,000 NYC Students at Some of NYC's Largest Employers
Sep 7, 2022
Sep 2, 2022
The re-assignment of approx. $100,000,000 in resources is a result of Chancellor Banks’ focus on putting Department of Education directly in support of students and schools.