Child watching a model train pass him by at the NY Botanical Garden's Holiday Train Show
Beyond the Classroom

Happy Holidays, NYC

Chancellor Richard Carranza and the NYC Department of Education wishes all of our students, families, staff members, and community partners a warm and wonderful holiday season.
Teacher leading a lesson while standing in the middle of a middle school classroom
Equity & Excellence for All

The Bronx Plan Expands

The DOE's ambitious Bronx Plan is now expanding to 70 more schools, including schools in areas like East New York and Far Rockaway. Learn how this teacher recruitment and retention initiative will help further prepare today's NYC students for tomorrow's workforce.
Lifeguard making adjustments to his observation tower on the beach
Beyond the Classroom

NYC Students: Become a Lifeguard This Summer

From now until January 2020, City residents who are 16 years of age or older can apply to join NYC Parks' Lifeguard Training Program for a chance to become a lifeguard at any of the City's beaches and pools this summer. Learn more about the program, and register for a Qualifying Test today!
Congressman John Lewis talking to students at the New-York Historical Society
Beyond the Classroom

Time to Get into ‘Good Trouble’

Civil rights activist and congressman, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), stopped by the New-York Historical Society to speak with NYC middle and high schoolers about the importance of student activism in the United States.
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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We are DOE: Francine Marsaggi, Dual-Language Principal

“Research shows that when students acquire two languages, they’re exercising their brain to perform and learn better,” says Francine Marsaggi, principal of P.S. 163 Flushing Heights, a Queens dual-language elementary school where most students spend half their class time learning in English and the other half in Mandarin. “When I first came here five years ago, parents had pushed the school to focus mainly on English instead of Mandarin starting in third grade because they thought that would lead to better scores on State tests. But by moving to a true dual-language, 50-50 approach throughout all grades, we have actually…
January 9, 2020

NYC Department of Education, 2019