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Upcoming Opportunities for Students (January 2022)

New year, new opportunities for NYC students! Check out some of the latest learning programs and workshops available to City students this month!
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Let’s Work Together for Our Children

In his first letter to NYC families as the leader of the NYC Department of Education, Chancellor David Banks outlines his vision for City public schools while calling for an all-hands-on-deck approach to meet the challenges we face today.
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Staying Safe, Staying Open

With schools back in session following Winter Recess, we've updated our health and safety measures to ensure the continued safety of our students and staff members. Learn more about the changes we've made that will help keep City schools open this year.
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The Month Ahead (January 2022)

See what's happening in New York City's public schools during the first month of 2022! Highlights include virtual fairs for fall 2022 elementary and CTE high school admissions, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, and a citywide training day for school-based staff members in 6–12 and 9–12 schools.
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Hidden Voices: Celebrating Indigenous Heroes

Earlier this month, the NYC Department of Education recognized Indigenous Peoples' Day for the first time ever, and in celebration of this event, we've dedicated this installment of our Hidden Voices series to five Native American figures who have made their mark on our nation. Learn more about these outstanding individuals, and check out our embedded resources for additional details!
October 14, 2021
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Hidden Voices: The ‘Passionate Life’ of Dr. Antonia Pantoja

Throughout the 2021–22 school year, The Morning Bell will feature individuals from our Hidden Voices series, the NYC Department of Education's collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York that highlights important people from American history who have been "hidden" from traditional historical records. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we're kicking off our Hidden Voices series by featuring Dr. Antonia Pantoja, one of the country's most influential civil rights and education leaders of the 20th Century.
October 4, 2021
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