Learning Partners Program

The purpose of LPP is to foster interschool collaboration. Partner schools are given the opportunity to participate in intervisitation where they can share best practices and provide constructive feedback to improve all schools involved.  Each school engages in multiple cycles of inquiry throughout the school year in which they identify a learning focus area, a problem within that are, and then implement a change idea. In this way schools aim to strengthen their practice learning from each other and from themselves.

Algebra For All

Algebra For All is a city-wide initiative that aims to provide algebra instruction beginning in middle school.  To this end, math teachers receive professional development throughout the year. As part of this initiative, BEES math teachers provide algebra and pre-algebra instruction to ready students and work to build all students’ algebra readiness.

Achievement Network (ANET)

ANet provides a host of tools and materials that help schools improve student learning, specifically in ELA and Math classes.  BEES administers ANet interim three times a year in order to collect data around student performance. ANet coaches assist teachers to analyze the assessments and the data collected to inform future instruction. Teachers also have access to assessment tools that they can use in their own classrooms.

Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) Day School

There are nine Specialized High Schools in New York City that serve the needs of students who excel academically and artistically, including English Language Learners and students with an IEP or 504 Plan. These schools have a separate, optional admissions process from the general High School Admissions application. Students can participate in Specialized High Schools Admissions in addition to High School Admissions.

  

What is Computer Science For All?

In fall 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced an ambitious set of goals for New York City schools: By 2026, 80% of our students will graduate high school on time, and two-thirds of our students will be college ready. There are eight initiatives that comprise the Equity and Excellence agenda which will ensure all students receive a world-class education and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Computer Science For All is one of the Equity and Excellence Initiatives.

Through an unprecedented public-private partnership, by 2025, all NYC public school students will receive meaningful, high‐quality Computer Science (CS) education at each school level: elementary, middle, and high school. Over the next 10 years, the DOE will train nearly 5,000 teachers who will bring CS education to the City’s ~1.1 million public school students.

NYC students will learn to think with the computer, instead of using computers to simply convey their thinking.  Students will learn computational thinking, problem solving, creativity, and critical thinking; to collaborate and build relationships with peers; to communicate and create with technologies; and to better understand technologies we interact with daily. These skills will be integral to student success in higher education, the 21st century job market and beyond.

All schools will provide CS education to all students by 2025. Schools can implement CS education in a way that aligns best to their educational vision. CS can be a semester course, a multi-year sequence, or incorporated into other content area courses (e.g. science, math, art) in middle and high schools. For elementary schools, CS can be incorporated into core classes or cluster classes like art, music, or technology.

The DOE and partner organizations will offer an array of professional learning opportunities to train nearly 5,000 teachers across elementary, middle, and high school. This will ensure that all students receive at least one meaningful, high-quality CS learning experience at each school level, across the range of implementation options.