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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.
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DOE Connected

Finding the ‘Right Angle’ to Teaching Remotely

As our #DOEconnected series continues, we catch up with a 2020 Big Apple Award-winning teacher who talks with us about how she has adapted her in-person instructional practices when she transitioned to remote instruction last spring.
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DOE Celebrations

Once More for the Class of 2020

After a school year unlike any other, thousands of students are graduating from City schools this August. Watch Chancellor Carranza mark the occasion with a special message for the latest members of NYC's Class of 2020!
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DOE Connected

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.
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Finding the ‘Glue’ that Binds a REC Together

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, NYC's Regional Enrichment Centers have provided the children of the City's essential employees with safe, stable, and joyous learning spaces for a wide range of learning activities. As our #DOEconnected series continues, we speak with a REC site director regarding his efforts to create supportive learning environments that bolster student's social-emotional experiences.
June 22, 2020
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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
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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

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