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DOE News & Info

  • Meet NYC’s First-Ever Gender Equity Coordinator for Public Schools

    February 27, 2017

    MANHATTAN — Kimberly Shannon, the Department of Education’s recently hired, first-ever gender equity coordinator, has a long list of issues she plans to tackle, from gender-based violence and pregnant or parenting students to boosting representation in career technical programs or STEM classes. Shannon is also charged with figuring out ways to better support and empower girls, transgender students and gender non-conforming ... CONTINUE
  • NYSED Proposes Regulation Changes To Teacher Certification Certificates – 45 Day Comment Period

    February 1, 2017

    Proposed changes to teacher certification regulations would provide greater flexibility and additional time to meet the requirements for reissuance of expired classroom certificates and supplementary certificates.  A 45-day public comment period on the proposed amendments begins Jan. 25. For more information, please click here. CONTINUE
  • NYSED Proposes School Health Regulation Changes – 45 Day Comment Period

    February 1, 2017

    Proposed amendments to school health regulations reduce burdens on school districts and implement recent statutory changes to provide emergency epinephrine auto-injectors, the State Education Department announced today.  Additional amendments address numerous requests from parents, healthcare providers, schools and the Department of Health for technical amendments and updates to existing regulatory language to improve school health services for students.  A 45-day ... CONTINUE
  • Joint Letter from DOE Chancellor Fariña and Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

    January 31, 2017

    On January 31, 2017, DOE Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Commissioner Nisha Agarwal of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, issued a joint letter explaining that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are not permitted access to schools without proper legal authority. Administrators are to let School Safety Agents (SSAs) know that if ICE officers show up at your school, they should ... CONTINUE
  • Community Education Council Elections

    January 25, 2017

    The Community Education Councils will be holding elections for new members.  Please visit the Department of Education site if you are interested in knowing what CECs do (on a district level). CONTINUE
  • Safe Drinking Water Tests at PS 133

    January 23, 2017

    As you may know, the New York City Department of Education is continuing its efforts to ensure that the water in New York City schools is safe for students and staff by conducting additional rounds of testing for the presence of lead in the water. On December 17, 2016, every potential source of water for drinking or preparing food at P.S. ... CONTINUE
  • My Vaccine Record Announcement – NYC Department of Health

    January 20, 2017

    From the NYC Department of Health: Parents, guardians, and individuals are now able to access the Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR) via a new public website, My Vaccine Record. From this site, members of the public will be able to view and print their own and/or their children’s CIR record. Access is being rolled out initially only for holders of the New ... CONTINUE
  • Subscribe now to the DOE’s “Morning Bell”

    January 15, 2017

    The NYC Department of Education is proud to announce that parents, students, and educators now have a new way to stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest news from City public schools. Introducing the DOE’s new official blog, The Morning Bell. Featuring news, tips, and profiles of the students, educators, staff, and programs at work in City schools, The Morning Bell ... CONTINUE
  • Parent Forum – Immigrant Rights & Supportive Services

    December 5, 2016

    On Saturday, December 10th,  Councilmember Brad Lander and his co-sponsors Councilmember Carlos Menchaca, New York State Assembly-member elect Robert Carroll, Superintendent Anita Skop, and the D15 Community Education Council will be hosting a meeting to offer information and support for immigrant families in our local schools. The event will include speakers from the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, the NYC Commission ... CONTINUE
  • When to keep a child home with illness during cold & flu season

    November 28, 2016

    Letter Issued by the DOE & New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Sometimes it can be difficult for a parent to decide whether to send children to school when they wake up with symptoms of an illness or complaints that they do not feel well. In general, during cold and flu season, unless your child is significantly ill, ... CONTINUE