Schools Forum with Chancellor Carmen Fariña

The Daily News, in partnership with Metro Industrial Areas Foundation (Metro IAF), a network of 118 congregations, schools and neighborhood groups across the five boroughs, will host a schools forum featuring NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña on Thursday, May 28. Date:  May 28, 2015 Place: Immaculate Conception Church, 389 E 150th St., South Bronx Time:  7 pm The forum, which follows up on the Daily News “Fight for Their Future” series on public education in New York

Now Available: 10,000 Pre-Kindergarten Seats Newly Open

If you live in New York City and your child is turning 4 years old in 2014, it’s time to think about applying to pre-kindergarten. 10,000 new seats in community-based organizations are now available. Applications will be accepted starting June 3rd, through the last day of school, June 26th. Children turning four years old in 2014 who live in New York City are eligible to attend pre-k programs. Pre-k is free. You

Back to School in the Bronx

It’s August! You know what that means- back to school shopping is in full swing!  We’ve put together a fun back to school guide that highlights some well known stores in the Bronx, as well as places in NYC  that you might not think to go for some unique school supplies. Not only is it important to support your local mom and pop businesses, this guide also serves as a

Gifted and Talented Information Sessions Rescheduled

Dear Families, Gifted & Talented (G&T) Information Sessions for Queens and the Bronx have been rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy. The Queens session will now take place on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at Francis Lewis High School. The Bronx session will now take place on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at P.S. 121 Throop. Both sessions will run from 6 pm to 8 pm, and cover the G&T admissions process for

New Charter school in the Bronx

A new Charter school is opening up in District 10 in the Bronx, Tech International Charter School. TI will focus on technology and international connections with a strong emphasis on inclusiveness for immigrant families, English Language Learners and Special Education students. It will begin with 106 (changed from 88) sixth graders (hopefully 132) in the Fall of 2012 and then increase one grade per year. TI will look to expand its

2011 Community and Citywide Education Council Elections

The New York City Department of Education launched the 2011 Community and Citywide Education Council Elections which provides parents with an opportunity to support their community’s public schools and help shape educational policy. CEC applications are being accepted now through April 22nd, and for the first time, parents can text “APPLY” to 877877 to receive application information, in addition to filling out and submitting their applications online or via mail (standard