Public School Town Hall with Chancellor Fariña

Gale and Carmen Fariña speaking to audience at Public School Town Hall meeting Over a hundred people– Parents, CEC members, teachers, principals, and community board members–  joined me and DOE Chancellor Carmen Fariña at my Public School Town Hall November 12th at John Jay College.
We heard her discuss new education initiatives, including the just-announced School Renewal Program,  parent engagement, capacity framework, and school quality “Snapshots.” I raised my concerns about introducing and improving technology in schools– now that Proposal 3, the $2… Read more

Manhattan Public School Town Hall with Chancellor Fariña November 12

flyer for Manhattan Public School Town Hall Meeting I’m proud to host Chancellor Carmen Fariña tonight for a Public School Town Hall to discuss new education initiatives, including the just-announced School Renewal Program, technology in schools, parent engagement, capacity framework, and school quality snapshots. We’ll also have a brief presentation on getting involved with Community Education Councils, and an audience Q&A. If you can’t make it tonight, you can still follow the conversation on Twitter. My team will… Read more

BP Brewer and activists call for reboot of City schools’ tech curricula and purchasing policies in advance of Proposal 3 bond vote

NEW YORK, NY – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and education and technology advocates today called for reforms to city schools’ technology curriculum and purchasing policies to better prepare them for a tech-driven world, in advance of next week’s statewide vote on Proposal 3, a $2 billion school bond authorization. “There’s no other way to put it: our public schools are behind in almost all aspects of technology,” said… Read more

We’re Prepared

informational flyer about ebola With the first case of Ebola diagnosed in New York City yesterday, it is easy to let fear take hold. The reality is that Ebola is less contagious than Measles or SARS, and can only be caught through direct contact with the bodily fluids of someone who is sick. New York City has been preparing for months to keep New Yorkers safe from this outbreak, and we’re tough. We’ll get… Read more

Register for the Fall 2014 Community Board Leadership Training Series

The Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer is pleased to announce the Fall 2014 Community Board Leadership Series. This series is designed to cover introductory and advanced topics useful to prospective, newly-appointed and experienced community board members as well as appointees serving on numerous other boards: BID, CEC, CAB, SWAB, museums. Trainings will be conducted at both uptown and downtown locations. Topics include:
  • Community Portal: Data and
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.NYC is now available to all New York City residents and businesses

When I first introduced a resolution in support of the .nyc domain name as a City Council Member in 2008, I had high hopes for what the domain could become. After all, Paris, Berlin, and othe global cities already had their own top-level domains. Today, after years of hard work and determination from the City, and the approval of ICANN, the web-governing body, anyone in New York City can establish… Read more

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick Begin East Midtown Steering Committee Process

Team of facilitators selected, labor representative from Build Up NYC added to making recommendations for area NEW YORK, NY – The East Midtown Steering Committee, a planning group co-chaired by Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and City Councilmember Daniel R. Garodnick to set the framework for a new greater East Midtown area, has finalized the group’s membership and will proceed with its first formal session today, aided by a… Read more

Raising awareness about the NYC Organics Collection Program

My office, in coordination with the NYC Departments of Sanitation (DSNY) and Education (DOE) sponsored “Day of Action” today to help raise awareness about the NYC Organics Collection Program, an effort to cut the solid waste produced by city public school cafeterias and produce nutrient-rich compost in the bargain. During today’s morning school drop-off period, my staff and I fanned out to distribute flyers explaining the… Read more

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