A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from April 25, 2021
Big Apple Awards (New York City public school teachers, 2013-present)

The annual Big Apple Awards by the New York City Department of Education began in 2013 and honor the best public school teachers. Teachers receive a classroom grant for their student and schools. The teachers also serve as citywide ambassadors, recommending improvements for the Department of Education. About 10 winners are chosen each year.

The Big Apple Awards are financially supported in part by the Fund for Public Schools. The Public Relations Society of America-New York Chapter began their similarly named annual “Big Apple Awards” in 1988, and the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC) began their first annual “Apple Awards” in 2015.

New York City Department of Education—Big Apple Awards
Nominate an Outstanding Teacher
Who is eligible?

Current, full-time NYC Department of Education and charter school teachers who have demonstrated exceptional success in the following areas: Impact of Students’ Learning + Instructional Practices + Professional Contributions.
Why Nominate a teacher?
Recipients will receive a classroom grant for their students and schools. Big Apple Award recipients will continue to stay in the classroom, while serving as citywide ambassadors for the 2014-15 school year.

Fund for Public Schools
The Fund is honored to have been a part of the Big Apple Awards, which recognized some of our amazing New York City public school teachers. This year’s awards marked the city’s first district-wide competition to celebrate great teachers changing our students’ lives.

Every day over 75,000 teachers are making a difference in New York City’s public schools. This past spring, the NYC Department of Education held a three-week, citywide nomination period and the public submitted the names of over 2,000 teachers who they believed deserved special recognition. Of those 2,000 nominees, 500 were invited to submit an award application. From this group of 500, 50 candidates were interviewed and observed while teaching at their schools. A board of judges comprised of NYC Department of Education senior leadership, along with representatives from the United Federation of Teachers, the New York City Charter School Center, Columbia University, Lincoln Center, and The New Teacher Project, selected the final award recipients.

Peace Corps Fellows
March 7, 2013
Big Apple Awards: Recognizing Teacher Excellence in New York City
The NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE) is launching its first annual Big Apple Awards: Recognizing Teacher Excellence in New York City. After an extensive nomination and application process, up to ten outstanding teachers will be awarded a monetary prize and a classroom grant this June.

Why are we nominating teachers?
The Big Apple Awards are meant to recognize some of NYC’s best teachers – teachers who are doing outstanding work every day on behalf of our students. The NYCDOE also hopes tofoster a citywide dialogue about what excellent teaching looks like and celebrate those teachers that exemplify these traits.

Mike Bloomberg Announces Recipients of First Citywide Big Apple Awards
Jun 11, 2013 | NYC.gov
Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott today announced the winners of the inaugural Big Apple Awards: Recognizing Teacher Excellence in New York City. The Big Apple Awards is the first citywide teacher recognition program open to all full-time teachers in public schools across New York City.

There are 10 Big Apple Awards for teachers of all subject areas, along with one Lincoln Center Arts Teacher Award dedicated to an arts educator. The goal of this award program is to recognize the City’s best teachers and support a system-wide conversation about excellence in the classroom. All award recipients receive a $3,500 classroom grant to deepen their work with students. The Big Apple Awards are made possible through generous support from The Fund for Public Schools, as well as Lincoln Center, which sponsored the Lincoln Center Arts Teacher Award recipient. The Mayor and Chancellor Walcott honored the 11 Big Apple Award recipients in a ceremony at Gracie Mansion.

Big Apple Awards: Recognizing Teacher Excellence in New York City 2013
from NYC Public Schools PLUS 2 months ago NOT YET RATED
Big Apple Awards Ceremony
Gracie Mansion
June 11, 2013

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