Category: Joy of Learning

Poetry Season

April is National Poetry Month. Celebrate the beauty and power of poetry throughout the rest of the year with our handy list of suggested titles for readers of all ages!

“Alegría” and Joy in Brooklyn

As part of his citywide tour of NYC’s public schools, Chancellor Richard Carranza stopped by Brooklyn’s Brighter Choice Community School to learn more about the school’s Dual Language program.

Alegría y joy en Brooklyn

Siguiendo con su recorrido por las escuelas de la Ciudad de Nueva York, el canciller del Departamento de Educación Richard A. Carranza visitó Brighter Choice Community School en Brooklyn, cuyo programa de Idioma Dual en español intenta atraer a más estudiantes hispanos.


The DOE’s School Wellness Campaign Contest now has a new deadline! Take a stand for wellness and submit your entries by Monday, March 26!

Taking a Turn for the Nurse

In celebration of Career Exploration Month, we visited the World Academy for Total Community Health H.S. (WATCH) to check out the school’s Certified Nursing Assistant Program.

Discovering Herstory

March is Women’s History Month. Join NYC’s public schools and celebrate “herstory” all year long with our list of books and websites for students of all ages!

Linking NYC to Black History

This past February, LinkNYC kiosks across the City featured artwork created by East Harlem students in celebration of Black History Month. Learn more about the collaboration that made this opportunity possible, and check out our students’ work!

Take a Stand for School Wellness

From now until Monday, March 19, 2018, NYC students in grades K–12 can participate in the DOE’s ninth annual School Wellness Campaign Contest!

Time for Parent Teacher Conferences

NYC’s public schools are hosting Parent Teacher Conferences throughout March 2018. Check out March’s conference schedule, and consider some of our conference tips and sample questions for parents.

ICYMI: Respect for All Week 2018

With Respect for All Week 2018 (Feb. 9–15) now in the books, let’s look back and see how some City schools celebrated the DOE’s annual anti-bullying event!