Category: Beyond the Classroom

Ferry Good Names

For the second straight year, NYC’s second graders got the chance to help NYC Ferry name its newest vessels. Check out photos from our winners’ celebratory ferry rides, and learn which names made this year’s cut!

Learn to Ride a Bike This Summer

Children, ages 5 and up, can take FREE group classes in NYC Parks that will get them riding independently in no time. Register TODAY!

Pressing Questions

Chancellor Carranza hosted his first-ever reporter roundtable/Q&A event at DOE headquarters for student journalists from over 40 NYC high schools.

NYC Teachers Honored on “The Tonight Show”

In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Day, Jimmy Fallon of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” invited 200 NYC teachers for a special teacher-centric episode!

Participate in NYC’s Zero Waste School Awards!

Now in its second year, the Zero Waste School Awards provides students and teachers with opportunities to earn prizes for their school’s recycling and sustainability efforts. Apply by May 11!

Murrow H.S. to Nation: “Check”

Fresh off of winning this year’s City and State chess titles, Brooklyn’s Edward R. Murrow High School is ready to compete for their ninth national title at the 2018 National High School Chess Championship.

Add STEM to Your Summer Plans

NYC’s K–12 public school students can participate in FREE science and STEM-based camps, internships, and college credit-bearing courses this summer. Apply by April 6!

Spend Your Summer in the City

NYC families with students in grades K–12 can apply for placement into Summer in the City programs that will run from July 5–August 15.

Get PAID This Summer with SYEP

NYC’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides City youth, aged 14–24, with paid employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Send in your application by March 30, 2018!

Dedicate Spring Break to Science

NYC’s K–8 students can apply for exciting science and STEM programs taking place during Spring Recess (April 2–6). Apply by February 27, 2018!