DOE Redesigns Specialized High Schools Admissions Test for Fall 2017

New test is a better reflection of what City students actually learn in the classroom; scoring and admissions criteria for City’s specialized high schools remain unchanged.

Making Thursdays “Spud”-tacular

DOE adds French fries made from State-harvested potatoes to school menus; part of DOE’s ongoing New York Thursdays initiative.

2017-18 Pre-K Application Process Now Open

All NYC families with children born in 2013 are eligible to apply for Pre-K; main round of applications closes Feb. 24

Highest-Ever Number of NYC Students Take and Pass AP Exams

City’s AP for All initiative increases the number of NYC students taking and passing at least one Advanced Placement exam to records levels; largest gains among Black and Latino students.

New Yorkers: Support the City’s Future and Become a Mentor

Mayor de Blasio announces the NYC Youth Mentoring Initiative; seeks volunteers to mentor 40,000 high school students across 400 high schools by 2022.

Giving It the Old College Try

The DOE’s 2nd annual College Awareness Day was a complete success.

Nothing Like Getting Cozy with a Book to Ring in the New Year

Students at the Bronx’s P.S. 51 found out that few things are better than experiencing storytime in your pajamas.

Reminder: Kindergarten Applications Are Due By January 13

NYC families with children born in 2012 can apply to kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year.

Parents: Community/Citywide Education Council Elections Begin February 9

With 325 open seats, NYC parents can seek election to their local CECs to help shape City education policies for the next two years.

City Students ‘Go Ham’ for “Hamilton”

Thanks to an ongoing partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and the producers of the hottest show on Broadway, Hamilton: […]