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The Time Is Right to Do What Is Right

On Monday, January 18, 2021, all NYC public schools will be closed in observation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In celebration of Dr. King's legacy and birthday, the DOE has compiled great family-facing resources that recognize his outstanding role and impact on American history.
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NYC Middle School Applications Now Open

Have an NYC student who is heading into middle school (grades 6–8) next school year? Submit your NYC Middle School Application for fall 2021 admissions by Tuesday, February 9, 2021!
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Applying for NYC’s Specialized High Schools?

The clock is ticking! Students interested in applying for fall 2021 admission to any of New York City's eight testing Specialized High Schools have until Friday, January 15 to register for this year's Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), while students applying to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts need to register for auditions by Tuesday, February 23.
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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.
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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
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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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