I am happy to share that 25 New York State high school seniors have been nominated for the
U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
. The Presidential Scholar recognition is one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.
Each of these students has worked incredibly hard during high school and their accomplishments are testimonials to their tremendous effort. I thank our legislators for recommending these stellar students and wish them the best of luck in their bright futures. Congratulations to all the nominees!
While your children are on winter break, I encourage you to follow the State Education Department on
to get ideas for fun and educational family activities. In addition to providing daily ideas during winter break, we share tips, resources, activities, and events throughout the year highlighting daily themes like "Math Monday," "Trivia Tuesday," and "Wellness Wednesday." If you don't already, be sure to follow us for these tips and ideas and for our latest news.
Finally, I would like to make you aware of NYSED's My Brother's Keeper (MBK) newsletter, "Changing the Narrative." In each issue, we share news related to MBK, provide information about new grant opportunities, and highlight successful programs and strategies that have come about as a result of the funding from New York State's MBK initiative.
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I hope you encourage other parents to sign up for our
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to receive updates. I appreciate your continued support, and I wish you all the best for a safe, happy, and healthy new year.