News About NYC Schools
Communications and Media Relations
Carmen Fariña has wasted no time steering the school system onto a new track.
The first stop: Parent involvement.
New York City’s hundred-year-old public school system has not onlyentered the digital age—it’s standing at the forefront.
As the high school application season reaches its peak, tens of thousands of city eighth graders have been flocking to borough-wide fairs and taking school tours to decide which schools to apply for.
Each day, an elite team of coaches fans out to every corner of the city to work with school leaders on the city’s historic new teacher evaluation and development program, Advance, designed to improve the quality of teaching in every classroom.
More than 1,800 schools, some of them brand-new, are swinging open their doors for 1.1 million students next week. Those students—and their parents—will likely notice changes that will have a profound impact on their education.
With the opening of school just weeks away, the effort to prepare the city’s 1.1 million students for college and careers is intensifying.
Read about rising expections for students, new small schools that offer personalized education, along with a variety of specialized programs, and more.
This month focuses on the Department of Education's efforts to improve teacher training.
Read about the Common Core curriculum and how to prepare your kids for the challenges ahead.