Announcements

Department of Education Press Office

Contact us at: press@schools.nyc.gov

  1. 3/20/2018

    NYC Public Schools Closed Wednesday, March 21 Due to Severe Weather Conditions

    Due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City district schools will be closed Wednesday, March 21, 2018. After-school programs, adult education, YABC programs, and PSAL activities are also cancelled.

  2. 3/7/2018

    NYC Public Schools Open Tomorrow, Thursday, March 8, 2018

    DOE schools will be open tomorrow, Thursday, March 8, 2018.

  3. 3/6/2018

    NYC Public Schools Open Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7, 2018

    DOE schools will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

  4. 2/15/2018

    Chancellor Fariña Announces 346 High Schools Participating in Career Exploration Month

    Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced that 346 high schools are participating in Career Exploration Month this February, a citywide effort to help students identify career interests and learn about the postsecondary paths needed to pursue those careers. This is the second year of Career Exploration Month; last year, 253 high schools participated.

  5. 2/12/2018

    Chancellor Fariña Launches 12th Annual NYC Public School Survey

    Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced the launch of the 12th annual NYC School Survey, available online and in print in 10 languages for students, parents and staff members to complete by March 23.

  6. 2/3/2018

    Mayor de Blasio Speeds up 3-K For All Rollout and Announces 4 New Districts

    Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced that 3-K for All will expand to four more community school districts over the next three years, increasing the City’s commitment to fully funding free, full-day, high-quality 3-K from eight community school districts by 2020 to 12 community school districts.

  7. 2/3/2018

    Mayor de Blasio Announces Record High Graduation Rate

    Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that New York City’s 2017 four-year high school graduation rate is the highest on record – 74.3 percent. The dropout rate is now at its lowest ever – 7.8 percent.

  8. 2/1/2018

    Chancellor Fariña Visits Afterschool Reading Club

    Today, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña visited the Afterschool Reading Club (ARC) - a literacy enrichment program for elementary school students living in shelters - at the Albemarle Family Residence in East Flatbush. The Chancellor and Department of Homeless Services Associate Commissioner Cassandra White made the visit to celebrate World Read Aloud Day and read No, David! to children and families.

  9. 1/29/2018

    Chancellor Fariña Highlights Passport To Social Studies Curriculum

    Today, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña visited Social Studies classes at PS 150 in Queens, one of the 866 elementary and middle schools using the Department of Education's Passport to Social Studies curriculum. The Passport was introduced in the 2016-17 school year and has now been adopted by over 70 percent of the City's elementary and middle schools in its second year.

  10. 1/25/2018

    Chancellor Fariña Visits NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics

    Today, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña joined students from the Bronx and Queens for a visit to the NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics (Space Center).

  11. 1/17/2018

    Chancellor Fariña Announces 33 New Pre-K Dual Language Programs

    63 pre-K Dual Language programs will be offered in five languages across the City beginning in September 2018.

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