Category: Beyond the Classroom

When Comic Books Become Required Reading

From anime to Shakespeare, learn more about the many ways teachers are using graphic novels to turn students into Reading Superheroes!

Time to Give Thanks

On behalf of the NYC Department of Education, we wish all of you a joyous and safe Thanksgiving holiday!

Goodbye, Old Library Fees

NYC libraries announce that all library fines charged to City kids and teens before October 19, 2017, have been cleared.

Become a Reading Superhero

In celebration of this year’s NY Comic Con, check out our age-appropriate list of great graphic novels for students of all reading levels!

When a Victory Is More Than Just a “W”

Made up of City students from two schools, one public and one private, Team USA’s unified floor hockey team overcame the odds and struck bronze during the 2017 Special Olympics Winter World Games. But their biggest victory took place off the court.

Remarkable Grads, Amazin’ Celebrations

The DOE teamed up with the New York Mets to honor 99 of the City’s most inspiring high school graduates for this year’s Remarkable Achievement Awards.

You Got the Look

NYC’s high school prom season was absolutely LIT this year. Take a look back at some of this prom season’s best student looks!

Verbs, Words, and Proverbs

Some of NYC’s youngest and brightest spoken word poets faced off in the City’s third annual NYC Middle School Words & Verbs Poetry Slam Finals. Check out highlights from the event and see what our talented young bards can do!

NYC Schools Show Their PRIDE

On Sunday, June 25, hundreds of students, families, friends and educators joined to celebrate #NYCSchoolsPride! Naturally, we took photos. 🙂 We could not be prouder […]

Staten Island Gets On Its Soap Box

Check out photos, videos, and other media from the DOE’s inaugural Staten Island/NYC Soap Box Derby on Father’s Day!