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Class is now in session.

Parent University, the DOE’s new online learning and empowerment platform for NYC public school families, is now available to help City families support their students both at home and inside the classroom.

Open to all NYC families with NYC Schools Accounts, Parent University provides families with free tailored resources and courses throughout the school year with workshops, training sessions, live virtual events, and more. Families can also use Parent University to stay informed about City schools and DOE community partners throughout the school year.

“Our families have been so resilient this past year, and through Parent University, we’re finding more ways to empower parents and guardians as partners,” said Chancellor Richard Carranza in late November. “We know our families are busier than ever, and this platform is designed to meet parents where they are, whether that’s pre-recorded courses or live virtual events. We’ll continue to add resources that support, engage, and educate our families throughout the year.”

Banner for Parent University—Free Courses, Resources, and Events for NYC Families

Check out Parent University’s Course Catalog to see what on-demand classes are available to view—and check back often, as new content will be rolled in throughout the school year!

All families, from early childhood to adult education, can access Parent University by creating a free NYC Schools Account—once registered, parents, grandparents, and other family members or caregivers can register for everything Parent University has to offer. Currently, there are over 95+ courses available for families across a wide range of topics, including:

  • Remote Learning and Technology
  • Health and Wellness
  • Special Education
  • Multilingual Learners
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Parent Leadership
  • School Buildings and Operations
  • Adult and Continuing Education

“We know our families are busier than ever, and this platform is designed to meet parents where they are, whether that’s pre-recorded courses or live virtual events. We’ll continue to add resources that support, engage, and educate our families throughout the year.”

– NYC Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza

Courses are also available in multiple languages, including Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic, and we’re working to expand our multilingual offerings to help reach every household.

To learn more about Parent University, visit our website at parentu.schools.nyc., check out Parent University’s Course Catalog and gain access through your NYC Schools Account (NYCSA).

Don’t have a NYCSA? Learn more about registering for NYCSA by checking out our previous post, “Stay Informed with an NYC Schools Account,” right here on The Morning Bell.

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