Category: Equity & Excellence for All

Get Ready to Celebrate College Awareness Day on January 11

On January 11, 2019, NYC public schools across the five boroughs will celebrate College Awareness Day, the DOE’s fourth annual celebration of college attendance. Join the celebration by wearing apparel from your favorite colleges throughout the day!

Close-up of the physical FAFSA application.

There’s Still Time to Submit Your FAFSA

With Financial Aid Awareness Month coming to an end, NYC’s high school seniors still have time to complete their FAFSA to get cash for college. But don’t wait up; fill out and submit your FAFSA today!

What’s the College Application Process Like?

In celebration of Financial Aid Awareness Month, we asked high school seniors across the City to tell us a little about what applying to college has been like for them this year. Check out what they told us!

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Time to Get Cash for College

November is Financial Aid Awareness Month. Learn how City students and families can get help paying for college through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)!

Three girls facing the camera inside of a school cafeteria wearing college shirts.

Time to Apply to College

From October 22–26, over 460 NYC high schools are celebrating College Application Week, New York State’s annual resource event for students seeking admission to college.

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Help #NYCGoPurple and End Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join New Yorkers across the five boroughs in the fight against partner violence by wearing purple on October 24!

NYC’s Spring 2018 Math & ELA Test Results Released

NYC families can see how their children performed on last spring’s State exams by looking up their test scores on the NYC Schools Account web application.

Alumni to the Class of 2018: “Be Brave”

p.s. alumni asked 18 inspirational NYC alums for advice on behalf of the City’s newest high school graduates. See what they said, and share your own thoughts with the Class of 2018!

Graduation Day, 3-K Style

Earlier this year, we stopped by one of our 3-K classrooms at P.S. 1 in the Bronx to see how some of NYC’s youngest students were settling into first-ever school year. Now with the 2017–18 school year coming to an end, we returned to P.S. 1 one last time to witness their graduation into pre-k!

Summer Reading for All

This summer, all families of children enrolled in 3-K and Pre-K programs will receive three free books, and all NYC families will have free access to a digital library of over 6,000 titles.