Month: January 2017

NYC: Where Careers Are Made

Throughout January, City high schools celebrated Career Exploration Month, and we caught up with two schools to see how they helped students discover and decide upon their career paths.

Supporting All of Our Students

All students have the right to attend public school, regardless of their immigration status, national origin, or religion.

NYC H.S. Students: Get a Job or an Internship This Summer

Attend the DOE’s First Annual Summer Enrichment Program Fair on January 28 to learn more about student employment opportunities this summer.

DOE Redesigns Specialized High Schools Admissions Test for Fall 2017

New test is a better reflection of what City students actually learn in the classroom; scoring and admissions criteria for City’s specialized high schools remain unchanged.

Making Thursdays “Spud”-tacular

DOE adds French fries made from State-harvested potatoes to school menus; part of DOE’s ongoing New York Thursdays initiative.

2017-18 Pre-K Application Process Now Open

All NYC families with children born in 2013 are eligible to apply for Pre-K; main round of applications closes Feb. 24

Highest-Ever Number of NYC Students Take and Pass AP Exams

City’s AP for All initiative increases the number of NYC students taking and passing at least one Advanced Placement exam to records levels; largest gains among Black and Latino students.

New Yorkers: Support the City’s Future and Become a Mentor

Mayor de Blasio announces the NYC Youth Mentoring Initiative; seeks volunteers to mentor 40,000 high school students across 400 high schools by 2022.