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Preparing for a Safe Return to School

As New York begins its recovery from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, NYC public schools are preparing for in-school instruction this fall. Learn more about the health and safety protocols that the NYC Department of Education will be implementing across all City public schools for the 2020–2021 school year.
September 16, 2020
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When Creativity and Camaraderie Prevail

When NYC schools transitioned to remote learning this past spring, many wondered how schools could maintain a sense of "community" for their students, staff members, and families. As our #DOEconnected series continues, we catch up with a 2020 Big Apple Award-winning teacher who talked about her methods for maintaining close relationships with students and colleagues in an era of social distancing.
August 7, 2020
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Strength in Community

Amid the challenges of the current health crisis, Principal Jodie Cohen and the James Madison High School (JMHS) community have been working harder than ever to identify and implement tools that work best for their community. For this week's edition of #DOEconnected, learn how one principal used what worked with her students and staff to create best practices!
July 31, 2020
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When “Mr. Cuddles” Becomes Your Classmate

As any pre-k teacher or parent could tell you, it can be pretty tough keeping a young child's attention for more than a couple of minutes. For this week's edition of #DOEconnected, learn how one pre-k teacher (and 2020 Big Apple Award winner) uses the power of ventriloquy to keep her students engaged for remote learning!
July 24, 2020
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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

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