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  1. 12/1/2022

    Chancellor Banks Announces a Path Forward for Transforming and Rebuilding Trust in Special Education in NYC Public Schools

    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.

  2. 12/28/2021

    Mayor Bill de Blasio and Mayor-Elect Eric Adams Announce 'Stay Safe and Stay Open' Plan for Schools

    City doubles in-school testing. New safety measures will use at-home rapid tests, reduce unnecessary school absences

  3. 12/18/2019

    Chancellor Carranza Launches Applications For Second Cohort Of Bronx Plan

    Cohort One celebrates investments including $13 million in capital projects and 500 teachers receiving hard-to-staff differential

  4. 12/13/2019

    Chancellor Carranza Announces Record 447 Million Dollar Investment in High-Quality Arts Education

    Annual Arts in Schools Report shows $14 million increase in arts education spending and record number of arts teachers

  5. 12/12/2019

    Chancellor Carranza Announces Substantial Gains In Student Reading Within First Two Years Of Universal Literacy Initiative

    Year Two Universal Literacy Evaluation shows impacts of coaching on student literacy

  6. 12/11/2019

    Chancellor Carranza Announces 72 Percent Increase In Students Taking Computer Science Since Launch Of Computer Science For All

    Record number of students received Computer Science education Record number of teachers trained through Computer Science for All initiative

  7. 12/11/2019

    Mayor de Blasio And Chancellor Carranza Announce 13 Million Dollar Grant To Strengthen Instruction For Multilingual Learners

    Five-year grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation facilitated through the Fund for Public Schools will help strengthen instruction for multilingual learners at 45 schools

  8. 12/11/2019

    Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza Rename Queens Elementary School to Honor Hector Figueroa

    The Héctor Figueroa School opened at the start of the 2019-20 school year

  9. 12/11/2019

    Chancellor Carranza New York Yankees And Stonewall Inn Announce Second Annual Yankees-Stonewall Scholarship

    Application is open until March 1, 2020, and scholarships will be awarded to one senior from each borough

  10. 12/19/2018

    Chancellor Carranza Announces Record Number of New York City Students Applied to CUNY for Free

    41,095 students saved $65 as a result of application fee elimination

  11. 12/12/2018

    Chancellor Carranza Announces Record Citywide Investment in Arts Education

    Annual Arts in Schools Report shows $17 million increase in arts education spending, record number of arts teachers, record percentage of schools working with cultural partners