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Civics for All

NYC Youth: How Would YOU Spend $100K?

The NYC Civic Engagement Commission is asking all NYC youth between the ages of 9–24 to participate in, "It's Our Money," the City's first-ever youth-led participatory budgeting process! Between now and February 26, young New Yorkers have the chance to vote on how to spend $100,000 on community projects that address their needs. Learn more about "It's Our Money," and vote through February 26, 2021!
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Upcoming Opportunities for NYC Students (February 2021)

Learn more about the digital learning opportunities available to NYC public school students in February 2021, including career-building workshops, leadership institutes, guided nature lessons, and more!
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Deadline EXTENDED for 2021 NYC Middle School Applications

Still need to submit your NYC Middle School Application? If you have an NYC student who is heading into middle school (grades 6–8) next school year, make sure you submit your application for fall 2021 admissions by our new extended deadline on Tuesday, February 23, 2021!
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DOE Celebrations

Celebrate Respect for All Week (2/5–2/11)

From February 5–11, NYC public schools across the five boroughs are celebrating Respect for All Week in support of building, promoting, and maintaining safe and inclusionary school environments. Learn more about RFA Week, and join the conversation on social media with the tag, #RespectForAll!
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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
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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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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!
July 24, 2020
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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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