US Capitol Building Near Body of Water Under Cloudy Sky
Beyond the Classroom

Notes and Support for the Events of 1/6

Following the disturbing events that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, Chancellor Richard Carranza sent DOE staff members a passionate and heartfelt letter of support. See what Chancellor Carranza has to say to NYC educators regarding the events of 1/6, and take a look through some of the academic and mental health resources that are now available to teachers, students, and families.
Remote learning student looking at their laptop and seeing their teacher giving them a thumbs up over videochat
Big Apple Awards

Last Days for Your 2021 Big Apple Award Nominations

Have a favorite NYC public school teacher and school counselor? Time is running out to submit your nominees for the City's ninth annual Big Apple Awards! The nomination process ends on Sunday, January 10, 2021, so submit your nominations TODAY!
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DOE Celebrations

Turning a Class Assignment into a Work of Art

New York City public schools are home to some of the most talented young visual artists in the country. As our #ShowYourSchoolworkNYC series continues, we're highlighting a student's exceptional artwork that was shared with us this fall.
Two folded cards, one with the year, "2021" printed on it, and the other with a January 2021 calendar, both embossed in gold lettering.
DOE Calendars

The Month Ahead (January 2021)

See what's ahead for NYC public schools in January 2021. Highlights include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the deadline for kindergarten applications, and the start of the City's middle and high school application processes.
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! 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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