Backside of three high school students walking next to each other down a hallway
Back to School

Let’s Talk About Returning to School

The DOE is looking for feedback from NYC students and families regarding the reopening of City school buildings for the 2020–2021 school year. Fill out our official Return to School 2020 survey, and let us know your thoughts before June 30!
Students Acting a Scene from a Play
Beyond the Classroom

NYC Students Take a Bow at the 2020 High School Theatre Festival

Watch over 160 NYC public school students take the stage at the 2020 NYC High School Theatre Festival! Featuring excerpts of City students performing in productions like "Fame," "Aida," and "Hairspray," the broadcast of this year's Festival is available online.
P.S. 277 principal, Natasha Bracey-Ferguson sitting at her desk with laptop
DOE Connected

Creating Safe Spaces, Remote-Learning Style

As our City continues to push forward through unprecedented challenges, New York's school leaders are being tested like never before. As our #DOEconnected series continues, we head to the Bronx to speak with a principal who is working tirelessly to maintain a "community" on behalf of her students and staff members.
Kid standing inside a Minecraft world
Beyond the Classroom

Minecraft Your Way to a Better City

From June 2 – June 16, NYC students with a DOE Student Account can participate in the Minecraft Education Challenge! Learn more about this great student design contest, and get started by designing a public space for your neighborhood TODAY!
DOE ConnectedFeatured

Finding the ‘Glue’ that Binds a REC Together

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, NYC's Regional Enrichment Centers have provided the children of the City's essential employees with safe, stable, and joyous learning spaces for a wide range of learning activities. As our #DOEconnected series continues, we speak with a REC site director regarding his efforts to create supportive learning environments that bolster student's social-emotional experiences.
June 22, 2020
DOE ConnectedFeatured

Creating Safe Spaces, Remote-Learning Style

As our City continues to push forward through unprecedented challenges, New York's school leaders are being tested like never before. As our #DOEconnected series continues, we head to the Bronx to speak with a principal who is working tirelessly to maintain a "community" on behalf of her students and staff members.
June 10, 2020
DOE ConnectedFeaturedRemote Learning

Navigating the “Uncertain-Sea” of Remote Learning

While the transition to remote learning hasn't exactly been "smooth sailing" for many of our school communities, educators across the City have achieved success by supporting one another and working together to provide their students with critical instruction and support. For this edition of #DOEconnected, we spoke with a Queens elementary school principal about how she has steered her school through choppy waters thanks to her ongoing support of her hardworking staff members.
May 29, 2020
DOE 101FeaturedParent Tips

Hablamos Your Language!

On Thursday, May 28, the DOE, Univision 41, and the Hispanic Federation will host an education phone bank for Spanish-speaking families seeking answers to questions about remote learning, school food services, mental health support, and other DOE services. Learn more about this opportunity, and tell a friend!
May 27, 2020

NYC Department of Education, 2019