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Big Apple Awards

Last Days for Your 2021 Big Apple Award Nominations

Have a favorite NYC public school teacher and school counselor? Time is running out to submit your nominees for the City's ninth annual Big Apple Awards! The nomination process ends on Sunday, January 10, 2021, so submit your nominations TODAY!
Three images showing the artistic process of the student work, "The Winds are Blowing"
DOE Celebrations

Turning a Class Assignment into a Work of Art

New York City public schools are home to some of the most talented young visual artists in the country. As our #ShowYourSchoolworkNYC series continues, we're highlighting a student's exceptional artwork that was shared with us this fall.
Two folded cards, one with the year, "2021" printed on it, and the other with a January 2021 calendar, both embossed in gold lettering.
DOE Calendars

The Month Ahead (January 2021)

See what's ahead for NYC public schools in January 2021. Highlights include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the deadline for kindergarten applications, and the start of the City's middle and high school application processes.
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DOE Celebrations

Have a Beautiful Holiday Season

Chancellor Richard Carranza and the NYC Department of Education wish all of our students, families, staff members, and community partners a warm and wonderful Winter Break (December 24–January 4)!
DOE CelebrationsFeaturedStories from the Classroom

It’s Time to #ShowYourSchoolworkNYC

As blended and remote learning continues across New York City throughout the 2020–21 school year, City public school students are completing their school assignments with outstanding work worthy of any school bulletin board. In celebration of our students’ efforts this year, we’re inviting City public school students, teachers, and families to participate in our yearlong “Show Your Schoolwork” series—let us know what great schoolwork you’ve finished (or helped finish) this school year, and send us pictures or video about the work by completing our online “Show Your Schoolwork NYC” intake form!
November 12, 2020
FeaturedHealth & Wellness

Random COVID-19 Testing in NYC Schools Begins in October

As part of the NYC Department of Education's ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of City students and staff members this year, the DOE is partnering with City health agencies to provide random, in-school COVID-19 testing of students and staff members beginning in October 2020. Learn more about the City's school testing plan, and please fill out our testing consent form on your child's behalf to help ensure the safety of your child's school community this year.
October 2, 2020
FeaturedReturn to School 2020

Preparing for a Safe Return to School

As New York begins its recovery from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, NYC public schools are preparing for in-school instruction this fall. Learn more about the health and safety protocols that the NYC Department of Education will be implementing across all City public schools for the 2020–2021 school year.
September 16, 2020
DOE ConnectedFeatured

When Creativity and Camaraderie Prevail

When NYC schools transitioned to remote learning this past spring, many wondered how schools could maintain a sense of "community" for their students, staff members, and families. As our #DOEconnected series continues, we catch up with a 2020 Big Apple Award-winning teacher who talked about her methods for maintaining close relationships with students and colleagues in an era of social distancing.
August 7, 2020
DOE ConnectedFeatured

Strength in Community

Amid the challenges of the current health crisis, Principal Jodie Cohen and the James Madison High School (JMHS) community have been working harder than ever to identify and implement tools that work best for their community. For this week's edition of #DOEconnected, learn how one principal used what worked with her students and staff to create best practices!
July 31, 2020

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