The Blackboard Awards - Honoring Excellence in Education

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Who is eligible to receive a Blackboard Award for Teaching?

Any teacher who works in New York City: from all education communities - public, private, parochial and charter - and from all grade levels, nursery school through high school.

When is the nomination deadline?

April 15, 2016

When is the award presentation?

Monday, June 6, 2016 at the NYIT Auditorium On Broadway, 1871 Broadway, btwn 61st and 62nd Streets

About the Blackboard Awards ...

Founded in 2002 by New York Family's parent company Manhattan Media, the Blackboard Awards accomplish two worthy goals: helping New York City parents make informed choices about their children's education, and honoring and celebrating schools, principals and teachers of excellence.

How can parents and schools participate?

Parent participation is critical to the helpfulness and success of the Blackboard Awards. Since its inception, thousands of city parents have nominated their schools, principals, and teachers.

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We welcome nominations all year, but there is a temporary deadline (April 15) for the teacher nominations to allow us to pick honorees for the June ceremony. Please note that, in addition to parents, educators and students are welcome to submit nominations.

How does it work?

In December, we host an award presentation for schools and principals, and in June we host an award presentation for teachers and guidance counselors. For most of the Blackboard Awards' history, the master of ceremonies was the legendary memoirist and NYC teacher Frank McCourt. Since his death, we have welcomed a variety of distinguished educators and city dignitaries. Bolstering the ceremonies is New York Family's in-depth and ongoing coverage of education-related news and trends impacting city families along with our annual Ultimate Guide To Education.

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By telling us about a school you like, you're helping that school grow its reputation and reach other families who may be interested in it. By telling us about a special teacher or principal, you're helping us honor some of society's most important—and most unsung—heroes.

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