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City Searches for 'Hometown Heroes' for Education Awards

City Searches for 'Hometown Heroes' for Education Awards

The New York Daily News will be working with the city Department of Education, the United Federation of Teachers and the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators to ask readers to nominate principals, teachers, and all other educators for recognition as Hometown Heroes.

The Daily News and the many organizations it is working with are doing so in an effort to highlight the work educators do in the classroom every day through dedication and commitment to their students.

"'The Daily News created this program to recognize the exemplary dedication and sacrifices our New York City educators give to their students every day, and we are proud to be able to highlight their outstanding commitment to our city's future generations,' said Daily News President and Editor-in-Chief Colin Myler," according to the Daily News.

Both New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña encourage New Yorkers to submit an educator who has made a profound difference in their lives this school year.

“'Every day, in thousands of classrooms across our city, our teachers are opening doors to opportunity and making a difference...We set out every day to honor our educators, and give them the tools they need to grow and succeed. The Hometown Heroes in Education awards honor some of the best and brightest from the noblest profession there is,'" de Blasio said, according to the Daily News.

Also behind the effort, New York City teachers union President Michael Mulgrew, who said, "'When I walk into New York City public schools, I see thousands of women and men who are doing heroic work with the students in their care...I'm glad to join with the New York Daily News to honor this group, who represent the many teachers and other members who every day make a huge difference in the lives of children.”

Submissions are being collected through e-mail and more information about submissions—specifically—for New York City residents- can be found here.

Article by Nicole Gorman, Education World Contributor

05/18/2015

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