Announcements

Department of Education Press Office

Contact us at: press@schools.nyc.gov

  1. 9/29/2022

    Chancellor Banks Announces Admissions Process Built on Community Feedback

    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.

  2. 9/28/2022

    Chancellor Banks Announces Partnership With Northwell Health To Provide Student Internships

    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.

  3. 9/15/2022

    Chancellor Banks Announces Partnership With the Dominican Republic to Hire Bilingual Educators

    The hiring of 25 educators from the Dominican Republic establishes a new pipeline of diverse, bilingual educators prepared to serve students across the city.

  4. 9/12/2022

    Mayor Adams, Schools Chancellor Banks Announce Historic Public-Private Partnership for Career Readiness and Modern Youth Apprenticeship Program

    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

  5. 9/2/2022

    Chancellor Banks Re-Organizes Central Staff & Resources To Better Support Students

    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.

  6. 8/19/2022

    Adams Administration Announces 'Project Open Arms,' Comprehensive Support Plan to Meet Educational Needs of Families Seeking Asylum

    ‘Project Open Arms’ Will Provide Wraparound Services for New Students Entering School System, Including Academic, Social-Emotional, and Language-Access Supports. Plan Includes Targeted Resources for Asylum-Seeking Families Currently Living in and out of City’s Shelter System

  7. 7/8/2022

    Mayor Adams and Chancellor Banks Announce Kickoff of 2022 Free Summer Meals Program

    Free Breakfast and Lunch Will Be Available to All New Yorkers Under Age of 18

  8. 6/27/2022

    Mayor Adams and Chancellor Banks Introduce New Public School Superintendents

    Hired with an unprecedented amount of family and community involvement, 45 superintendents begin on July 1

  9. 6/23/2022

    Chancellor Banks Announces Virtual High School Programs

    A School Without Walls Program will provide hybrid and fully virtual pathways for 200 rising 9th graders this fall