The Latest District News 2019-2020

  • Coronavirus Update from the Superintendent of Schools

    Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin M. Quezada updates the learning community about Coronavirus, including practical prevention measures..

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  • BOE Adopts Five-Year Contract for Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin M. Quezada

    At the February 26, 2020 Stated Meeting of the Yonkers Board of Education, the Trustees unanimously adopted Resolution 10.8 appointing Dr. Edwin M. Quezada to a new five year term as superintendent of schools. The new contract commences February 1, 2020 through January 31, 2025.

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  • Superintendent Provides State Legislators With Solutions to Close Budget Gap

    Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin M. Quezada presented testimony before the New York State Joint Legislative Fiscal and Education Committee earlier this this week. He addressed head-on the structural budget constraints which sabotage Yonkers ability to sustain educational programs and the personnel required to deliver them.  Dr. Quezada offered a four-point plan for sustainable recurring revenue to maintain outstanding academic outcomes for all students - and to close the persistent budget gap. 

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  • Lincoln Science Research Students Shine in Regional Competition

    Three Lincoln High School Science Research students were among 550 young scientists from throughout the region who participated in the Westchester Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Jessica Abu’s Environmental poster board earned her a coveted 2nd place.

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  • Gorton Seniors Take FLIGHT - Graduate a Semester Early

    With enough credits to earn their high school diplomas, 36 Gorton High School students are off and running to college and career a semester early thanks to their participation in the FLIGHT program (Future Leaders Inspired and Getting a Head Start on Tomorrow).

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  • In the Spotlight: Students & Teachers

    Intense concentration is required when determining the "cause of death" in Ms. Mancuso's Forensics class at Lincoln High School. The hands-on lessons are absolutely RIBBIT-ing while students document cuts, abrasions, marks, and more during the Frog-topsy. See for yourself, and much more from around the District this week. 

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  • Call for Nominations: Teachers of the Year

    Celebrate a Yonkers Public Schools teacher with a nomination for this prestigious honor. The Yonkers Kiwanis Club, Mayor Mike Spano, Yonkers Public Schools, and Yonkers Board of Education Trustees team up to sponsor the City's 2020 Teacher of the Year Awards. Nominations are due February 14, 2020

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  • Graduation Measures Regional Meeting Set for March 3

    The NYS Board of Regents will create a Blue Ribbon Commission to review the State’s high school graduation measures and reaffirm what it means to obtain a diploma in New York State Regents and State Education Department are holding regional meetings to help inform the work of the Blue Ribbon Commission. Please join us on March 3, 2020. Registration is required..

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  • Yonkers Public Schools Graduation Rate Up Again!

    “Once again, it is my pleasure to report that Yonkers Public Schools’ graduation rate is up over last year reaching 88% of our seniors graduating on time,” announced Yonkers Board of Education President Rev. Steve Lopez.

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