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Back to School

Let’s Talk About Returning to School

The DOE is looking for feedback from NYC students and families regarding the reopening of City school buildings for the 2020–2021 school year. Fill out our official Return to School 2020 survey, and let us know your thoughts before June 30!
Students Acting a Scene from a Play
Beyond the Classroom

NYC Students Take a Bow at the 2020 High School Theatre Festival

Watch over 160 NYC public school students take the stage at the 2020 NYC High School Theatre Festival! Featuring excerpts of City students performing in productions like "Fame," "Aida," and "Hairspray," the broadcast of this year's Festival is available online.
P.S. 277 principal, Natasha Bracey-Ferguson sitting at her desk with laptop
DOE Connected

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.
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Beyond the Classroom

Minecraft Your Way to a Better City

From June 2 – June 16, NYC students with a DOE Student Account can participate in the Minecraft Education Challenge! Learn more about this great student design contest, and get started by designing a public space for your neighborhood TODAY!
Community SchoolsFeatured

Community Schools are Working!

One of the most important educational initiatives of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has been the creation of Community Schools. Growing in number from 45 in 2014 to 267 today, NYC Community Schools partner with local community-based organizations (CBOs) to serve the whole child. That includes expanded learning programs, mental and other health-related services, and family empowerment opportunities. A big new study by the RAND Corporation shows just how successful New York City’s Community Schools are for their students, significantly improving attendance, school safety, and graduation rates.Those outstanding results are gratifying but not really surprising. After all, in order to…
January 28, 2020
3-K AdmissionsDOE 101FeaturedNYC Public Schools 101Pre-K Admissions

What Do Children Learn in a 3-K Classroom?

3-K for All brings free, full-day, high-quality early education to a growing number of three-year-old children in New York City. If you have ever wondered what young children learn in 3-K classrooms, now you can find out by viewing the first in our new “DOE 101” video series! https://vimeo.com/386237261 Some highlights from a day at Learning Through Play in the South Bronx: School staff welcome children and families to build connections upon arrival. The children then eat breakfast as a group, giving them opportunities to develop their language skills through conversations with fellow classmates and teachers. Then the class moves…
January 22, 2020
FeaturedNYC Public Schools 101

Honoring Seven Awesome NYC Science and Math Teachers

What makes great teachers great?This year’s seven winners of the Sloan Awards for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics have a lot in common: A contagious passion for their subject. Giving students daily opportunities to problem solve and experiment together. Tireless support and guidance to make sure everyone keeps learning.At this year's 11th Annual Sloan Awards ceremony, sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Fund for the City of New York, the seven recipients received $5,000 each and their school’s science and math departments received $2,500 toward strengthening their programs. The awards honor creative teachers who achieve superb…
January 15, 2020

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