Press Releases

Chancellor Fariña Kicks off Computer Science Education Week, Announces New CS4All Hack League
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today launched Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 4-10), a global effort encouraging computer science (CS) education, and announced New York City’s new CS4All Hack League, a citywide coding competition.
December 4, 2017

Chancellor Fariña Announces Record Number of NYC Students Taking and Passing Advanced Placement Exams
With the implementation of Computer Science for All, the number of students taking an AP Computer Science exam in 2017 rose more than threefold, from 1,137 students to 3,966 students. The number of students passing an AP Computer Science exam rose more than fourfold.
October 20, 2017

Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Fariña Announce 115 More High Schools to Offer New Advanced Placement Courses Through Equity and Excellence For All
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced that 115 high schools have committed to offer new Advanced Placement courses this fall, including 38 offering the AP Computer Science Principles course.
June 8, 2017

Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Fariña Celebrate Computer Science Education Week
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today visited PS 241 in Brooklyn to celebrate Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 5-11), a national and global effort encouraging schools to engage students in computer science (CS) education by teaching an “Hour of Code” or hosting other CS activities and events.
December 6, 2016

$20 Million In Private Donations Raised For Mayor de Blasio’s Computer Science For All Initiative
The fundraising campaign is half-way toward meeting a $40 million goal that will ultimately be matched in public funding for one of the cornerstones of the Mayor’s Equity and Excellence education reforms.
September 22, 2016

Mayor and Chancellor Kick Off First Day of School With New Equity and Excellence for all Initiatives Reaching Over 800 Schools
The Equity and Excellence initiatives will support progress across all schools so that, by 2026, 80 percent of students graduate high school on time, two-thirds of graduates are college-ready, and all students are reading in 2nd grade.
September 8, 2016

Chancellor Fariña Announces Over 200 Schools Participating in Computer Science for All for 2016-17
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced today that 207 schools have signed on to offer new computer science programming for the 2016-17 school year through Computer Science for All, the City’s commitment to provide computer science education for every elementary, middle, and high school by 2025 and part of Mayor de Blasio’s Equity and Excellence agenda.
June 1, 2016

Chancellor Fariña Announces New Computer Science Education to Reach Over 150 Schools
Through the Spring and Summer DOE STEM Institute “CS Track,” up to 400 teachers – in teams of two or three – will receive intensive training to implement rigorous, hands-on CS education in their schools.
March 9, 2016

Equity and Excellence: Chancellor Fariña Announces Progress on Reforms to Raise Achievement Across All Public Schools
“These are bold reforms that will improve students’ education and futures by starting early, supporting strong teachers and rigorous curriculum, and engaging communities in the work ahead,” said Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. “There is tremendous progress already on these initiatives, and I look forward to building on that alongside educators and families to ensure an equitable and excellent school system.”
February 9, 2016

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