Screenshot of a Zoom Classroom Lesson with Mr. Cuddles the Ventriloquist and several students
DOE Connected

When “Mr. Cuddles” Becomes Your Classmate

As any pre-k teacher or parent could tell you, it can be pretty tough keeping a young child's attention for more than a couple of minutes. For this week's edition of #DOEconnected, learn how one pre-k teacher (and 2020 Big Apple Award winner) uses the power of ventriloquy to keep her students engaged for remote learning!
Rear view of child observing pigeons in City Hall Park in NYC
Beyond the Classroom

Time for a Summer Challenge

This summer, the DOE is calling on all students across the City to participate in its first-ever Summer Enrichment Challenges! Learn more about these weekly challenges for City students in grades K–12, and join the fun all summer long through the week of August 17, 2020.
Sarah Cullen teaching a remote learning lesson with a pizza box and other items
DOE Connected

Teacher by Day, Family Tech Support by Night

NYC teachers have taken on a host of new roles since the start of citywide remote instruction this past spring. As our #DOEconnected series continues, learn how one District 75 teacher (and recent Big Apple Award winner) has taken on the role of both instructor and tech support worker, with great success!
Hannah Friesen playing ukelele
Beyond the Classroom

‘Let’s Learn NYC!’ Returns with New Summer Episodes

Let's Learn NYC!, the City's very own TV show for children in grades 3–K through 2, is airing new episodes on THIRTEEN all summer long. Learn more about the show, including broadcast times, and stream previously-aired episodes anytime!
DOE ConnectedFeatured

Creating Safe Spaces, Remote-Learning Style

As our City continues to push forward through unprecedented challenges, New York's school leaders are being tested like never before. As our #DOEconnected series continues, we head to the Bronx to speak with a principal who is working tirelessly to maintain a "community" on behalf of her students and staff members.
June 10, 2020
DOE ConnectedFeaturedRemote Learning

Navigating the “Uncertain-Sea” of Remote Learning

While the transition to remote learning hasn't exactly been "smooth sailing" for many of our school communities, educators across the City have achieved success by supporting one another and working together to provide their students with critical instruction and support. For this edition of #DOEconnected, we spoke with a Queens elementary school principal about how she has steered her school through choppy waters thanks to her ongoing support of her hardworking staff members.
May 29, 2020
DOE 101FeaturedParent Tips

Hablamos Your Language!

On Thursday, May 28, the DOE, Univision 41, and the Hispanic Federation will host an education phone bank for Spanish-speaking families seeking answers to questions about remote learning, school food services, mental health support, and other DOE services. Learn more about this opportunity, and tell a friend!
May 27, 2020

NYC Department of Education, 2019