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We Are DOE: Carol Sun, Learning Coordinator

Our "We Are DOE" series continues with Carol Sun, a work-based learning coordinator at the Manhattan Early College for Advertising, a Career and Technical Education (CTE) public school for students in Manhattan.
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Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Across NYC

February is Black History Month. Join NYC schools and discover black history and culture all month long with our handy list of events and activities for families and students of all ages!
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DOE Celebrations

A Little R-E-S-P-E-C-T

From February 10–14, NYC public schools across the five boroughs are celebrating Respect for All Week in support of building, promoting, and maintaining safe and inclusionary school environments. Learn more about RFA Week and the RFA initiative.
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DOE Celebrations

Celebrate Career Discovery Week

NYC public schools are celebrating NYC's first-ever Career Discovery Week (2/10-2/14). Learn how the DOE and the Partnership for New York City are helping more than 6,000 high school students learn about job opportunities across a range of industries.
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Community Schools are Working!

One of the most important educational initiatives of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has been the creation of Community Schools. Growing in number from 45 in 2014 to 267 today, NYC Community Schools partner with local community-based organizations (CBOs) to serve the whole child. That includes expanded learning programs, mental and other health-related services, and family empowerment opportunities. A big new study by the RAND Corporation shows just how successful New York City’s Community Schools are for their students, significantly improving attendance, school safety, and graduation rates.Those outstanding results are gratifying but not really surprising. After all, in order to…
January 28, 2020
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What Do Children Learn in a 3-K Classroom?

3-K for All brings free, full-day, high-quality early education to a growing number of three-year-old children in New York City. If you have ever wondered what young children learn in 3-K classrooms, now you can find out by viewing the first in our new “DOE 101” video series! Some highlights from a day at Learning Through Play in the South Bronx: School staff welcome children and families to build connections upon arrival. The children then eat breakfast as a group, giving them opportunities to develop their language skills through conversations with fellow classmates and teachers. Then the class moves…
January 22, 2020
FeaturedNYC Public Schools 101

Honoring Seven Awesome NYC Science and Math Teachers

What makes great teachers great?This year’s seven winners of the Sloan Awards for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics have a lot in common: A contagious passion for their subject. Giving students daily opportunities to problem solve and experiment together. Tireless support and guidance to make sure everyone keeps learning.At this year's 11th Annual Sloan Awards ceremony, sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Fund for the City of New York, the seven recipients received $5,000 each and their school’s science and math departments received $2,500 toward strengthening their programs. The awards honor creative teachers who achieve superb…
January 15, 2020

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