Prepare Your Young Learner with 3-K and Pre-K for All

Photo credit: Simone By Meisha Porter, New York City Schools Chancellor As educators, our job is to prepare our students for a successful, productive life, empowered with the skills they need to chase their dreams—and early childhood programs are where … Read More

Harlem Park to Park hosts Easter celebration for Harlem kids

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Harlem Park to Park hosted an Easter celebration for Harlem kids on Saturday April 3, 3021 at The Renaissance Pavilion at Strivers’ Row in Harlem. The afternoon of family fun started with free chocolate from … Read More

NYC Schools Chancellor: Why I Dare to Dream Big

By Meisha Porter, New York City Schools Chancellor Photo credit: NYC Department of Education This week, I began leading the nation’s largest public school system. A school system that serves more than 1 million students—including, many years ago, me! I … Read More

NYC Schools will reopen for students from 3-k to grade 5 and District 75

Photo credit: NYC Department of Education Students in 3-K and Pre-K programs, as well as those in grade k through grade 5 who have opted for in-person learning will return to school buildings on Monday, December 7, and schools serving … Read More

In-person learning delayed in New York City Public Schools

Photo credit: Tom Wang The City of New York announced, on September 17, 2020, changes to the previous school reopening schedule announced earlier this month. According to the new schedule, only 3-K, pre-K, early education sites and District 75 schools … Read More

NYC public schools to reopen remotely on September 16 and in-person on September 21

Photo credit: Fizkes The City of New York announced this week that NYC public schools will reopen on September 16 for a three-day transitional period when students will receive instruction remotely. On September 21, blended learning, which is a mix … Read More

NYC Health + Hospitals is offering free back to school vaccinations

Photo credit: Raw pixel In New York City, all children from 2 months to 18 years of age must get vaccinated in order to attend childcare or school. To avoid children falling behind on their vaccine schedule, NYC Health + … Read More

NY State allows school reopening in September

Photo credit: Rido Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on August 7, 2020, that based on each region’s infection rate, schools across the state are permitted to open this fall. Every region’s infection rate is below the threshold necessary by the … Read More

Harlem youth voice concerns over NYPD policing

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell At a Harlem Youth Townhall hosted by Iesha Sekou and Street Corner Resources on July 17, 2020 at the Frederick Samuel Community Center in Harlem, youth members took the microphone to voice their concerns over … Read More

The Black Academic Excellence marches for more funding for Black students and an end to school-to-prison pipeline

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The Black Academic Excellence, a local group based in Harlem advocating for more funding for Black students and for the disruption of the school-to-prison pipeline, held a march and rally on July 5, 2020 in … Read More

NYC’s School Reopening Plan leaves Immigrant Families in the dark, say advocates

Photo credit: NYC Department of Education Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced last week that NYC schools would reopen this fall and presented a plan on July 8, 2020 that NYC advocates found inadequate for … Read More

Summer Youth Employment Program to Serve Thousands of New York Teens starting late July

Beginning in late July, SYEP Summer Bridge 2020, a $51M public-private partnership, will provide constructive engagement and enrichment activities to keep 35,000 New York City youth active and productive this summer. The program will engage teens in a series of … Read More

Bronx Community College to offer free coding, music and video production workshops to 7th – 12th grade students this summer

Photo credit: Sutipond This summer, the Bronx Community College Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) will offer to 7th – 12th grade students hands-on online exposure to state-of-the-art innovations in technology. The STEP Summer Online Technology and Arts Academy is … Read More

Coronavirus: Families eligible for $420 per child receiving free and reduced-price meals at school through Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT)

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance announced earlier this month additional food assistance of more than $880 million to help New Yorkers with children who previously received free and reduced-price meals at school. The Pandemic Electronic … Read More

Parents urged to protect children from window falls with properly installed window guards

Photo credit: NYC Health Department Since March, three young children have fallen from windows that did not have window guards and sustained injuries. With New Yorkers remaining inside their homes to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Health Department, the … Read More