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Chancellor launches annual NYC school survey
BY ISABEL SONG BEER
New York City Chancellor of Education
David C. Banks announced the 16th
annual NYC School Survey, a tool designated
to empower families to become
active members and participants in their
Th e information and data collected in
the surveys will be used to help school
leaders get on the same page as families
when it comes to what New Yorkers
want their children to experience and
learn in public schools. As one of the largest
national annual surveys, this tool will
include the voices of students, educators
and families across all fi ve boroughs.
Th e survey, which must be completed
by March 25, is available in 10 diff erent
languages to ensure accessibility and as
much involvement and interaction as possible.
Th e survey is specifi cally designed
to evaluate schools serving students from
sixth through 12th grade. Families can
request a hard copy edition if they don’t
have access to reliable internet.
“New York City schools can only succeed
when we elevate the voices of students
and families in our decision-making,
which is why family and community
partnerships are one of my four core pillars.
Th e annual NYC School Survey is an
important opportunity for us to hear from
our students, families and educators,” said
Chancellor Banks in a statement Monday.
“I encourage every parent, student and
staff member to complete the survey and
make their voices heard. Together we can
provide every child with the experiences
they need to soar.”
Th e survey works in alignment with the
Framework for Great Schools initiative,
focusing on student achievement, and
collects information across six elements:
rigorous instruction, supportive environment,
collaborative teachers, eff ective
school leadership, strong family community
ties and trust.
“Th e survey collects vital information
about school characteristics and capacities
from the perspectives of students,
teachers and families,” said James Kemple,
executive director of the Research Alliance
for NYC Schools. “Th is information,
in turn, can be used to promote more
eff ective teaching and learning. We
look forward to continuing our work
together and urge all stakeholders to use
these results to help build better, more
equitable public schools.”
Th e NYC school survey represents the
Department of Education’s (DOE) ongoing
eff orts to listen to and learn from students,
educators and families themselves
in order to empower educational communities
as well as improve the quality of
education in the most vulnerable areas.
Revisions were made to the survey in
response to the COVID-19 pandemic
as well as participation from last year’s
Responses from last year’s survey
are available for review at each school’s
Quality Snapshot online.
Th e survey is available online at
NYCSchoolSurvey.org and is available
in English, Spanish, Arabic, Bengali,
Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean,
Russian and Urdu.
kids & education
Queens College appoints new VP of student aff airs and enrollment management
BY CARLOTTA MOHAMED
Queens College has appointed Jennifer
Jarvis as the vice president for student
aff airs and enrollment management. Since
2012, Jarvis has been serving as the assistant
vice president for student aff airs and
has helmed the offi ce for the past year.
In her new position, Jarvis’ enrollment
responsibilities will enable her to help the
college to better serve students.
“I am deeply honored and grateful for
the opportunity to serve the students of
Queens College,” Jarvis said.
Queens College President Frank Wu
said that for more than two decades,
and in multiple capacities, Jarvis
has been a “diligent, deeply educated
and caring advocate” for students
at Queens College.
“Her commitment to student
and diversity is a matter of public
record and is an enduring
asset to our institution. I am
delighted to appoint as vice president for
student affairs and enrollment
management, where her vision and
experience will help us increase student
success as we provide them with a strong
educational background and a superb
collegiate experience,” Wu said.
Jarvis’ relationship with Queens College
dates back to 1995 when she joined the
college as assistant director of student
life. Since that time, she has served in a
variety of positions, including director
of student life, executive director of the
student union and executive director of
Jarvis holds a Master of Education from
James Madison University and a Bachelor
of Arts from Manhattanville College.
As assistant vice president for student
aff airs, Jarvis supervised the child development
center, counseling, CUNY Edge,
health services, special services, student
development and leadership and housing
and residential life.
Working closely with senior members
of the administration, she has conceived
and implemented many programs
to improve the experience of students at
In her new capacity as vice president
for student aff airs and enrollment management,
Jarvis — reporting to the president
and serving as a member of the college’s
senior management team — will provide
strategic leadership and operational
management to develop and implement
a comprehensive enrollment management
and student aff airs program that focuses
on sustained, positive results in recruiting,
enrolling, retaining and graduating an
academically prepared student body.
She will also serve as the chief student
aff airs offi cer for the college and
will be responsible for the development,
standardization and implementation of
policies and procedures that refl ect the
broader mission of the college.
“Vice President Jarvis has an exceptional
career with student aff airs,” Student
Association President Zaire Couloute said.
“Her experience grants her the knowledge
to carry this role well. I wish her all the
best as we continue to work to make QC
a place where students come fi rst always.”
Photo courtesy of Queens College
Jennifer Jarvis has been appointed to the position of vice
president for student aff airs and enrollment management.
Photo by Dean Moses