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Parent category for all posts concerning DOE celebrations, commemorations, and month-long themes. Includes citywide/national celebrations like Hispanic/Latino/a/x Heritage Month, Black History Month, and College Acceptance Week. Also includes Big Apple Awards, Remarkable Grads, etc.

Asian Pacific American Heritage MonthFeatured

Celebrate Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Throughout May

This month, New York City public schools across the five boroughs are celebrating Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month by reflecting upon the contributions of generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans throughout U.S. history. Join in on the celebration with our list of suggested events, digital resources, and books for students and New Yorkers of all ages!
May 6, 2022
Beyond the ClassroomBlack History MonthDOE CelebrationsFeatured

Witness Black History Throughout February

Throughout February, museums, libraries, universities, and other institutions are hosting events, organizing exhibitions, and sharing a variety of resources, including historical documents, videos, and photos, in support of Black History Month. Check out our listing of events and resources for February 2022, and join the celebration alongside your loved ones!
February 14, 2022
DOE CelebrationsFeaturedHidden Voices

Hidden Voices: Celebrating Indigenous Heroes

Earlier this month, the NYC Department of Education recognized Indigenous Peoples' Day for the first time ever, and in celebration of this event, we've dedicated this installment of our Hidden Voices series to five Native American figures who have made their mark on our nation. Learn more about these outstanding individuals, and check out our embedded resources for additional details!
October 14, 2021
FeaturedHidden VoicesHispanic/Latino Heritage Month

Hidden Voices: The ‘Passionate Life’ of Dr. Antonia Pantoja

Throughout the 2021–22 school year, The Morning Bell will feature individuals from our Hidden Voices series, the NYC Department of Education's collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York that highlights important people from American history who have been "hidden" from traditional historical records. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we're kicking off our Hidden Voices series by featuring Dr. Antonia Pantoja, one of the country's most influential civil rights and education leaders of the 20th Century.
October 4, 2021
DOE CelebrationsFeaturedIn the NewsStudent Opportunities

NY Yankees Celebrate Pride Month with $50K Worth of Scholarships for NYC Students

In celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, the New York Yankees partnered with the Stonewall Inn and the NYC Department of Education to award five of the City's high school seniors with college scholarships worth $10K each as part of our third annual Yankees-Stonewall Scholarship Initiative. Learn more about this year's scholarship recipients, and join us as we congratulate their success!
June 30, 2021
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