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The Time Is Right to Do What Is Right

On Monday, January 18, 2021, all NYC public schools will be closed in observation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In celebration of Dr. King's legacy and birthday, the DOE has compiled great family-facing resources that recognize his outstanding role and impact on American history.
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NYC Middle School Applications Now Open

Have an NYC student who is heading into middle school (grades 6–8) next school year? Submit your NYC Middle School Application for fall 2021 admissions by Tuesday, February 9, 2021!
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Applying for NYC’s Specialized High Schools?

The clock is ticking! Students interested in applying for fall 2021 admission to any of New York City's eight testing Specialized High Schools have until Friday, January 15 to register for this year's Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), while students applying to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts need to register for auditions by Tuesday, February 23.
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Beyond the Classroom

Notes and Support for the Events of 1/6

Following the disturbing events that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, Chancellor Richard Carranza sent DOE staff members a passionate and heartfelt letter of support. See what Chancellor Carranza has to say to NYC educators regarding the events of 1/6, and take a look through some of the academic and mental health resources that are now available to teachers, students, and families.
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Applying for NYC’s Specialized High Schools?

The clock is ticking! Students interested in applying for fall 2021 admission to any of New York City's eight testing Specialized High Schools have until Friday, January 15 to register for this year's Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), while students applying to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts need to register for auditions by Tuesday, February 23.
January 14, 2021
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Notes and Support for the Events of 1/6

Following the disturbing events that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, Chancellor Richard Carranza sent DOE staff members a passionate and heartfelt letter of support. See what Chancellor Carranza has to say to NYC educators regarding the events of 1/6, and take a look through some of the academic and mental health resources that are now available to teachers, students, and families.
January 11, 2021

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