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Design the Next Great High School

  • 02/08/2023
  • NYDOE
  • Morning Bell

The 2023 National High School Design Competition challenges high school students from around the country to use design and data to support their communities. The data may come from official sources, or you can collect information by talking to people and observing the world around you. Be ambitious, innovative, and bold!

To learn more about entering, visit Cooper Hewitt’s “How to Enter” webpage, and check out these suggested resources for tips to help support your project ideas.

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Respect for All Week

  • 02/08/2023
  • NYDOE
  • Morning Bell

From February 13–17, City public schools are celebrating Respect for All (RFA) Week, the DOE’s annual weeklong call to action for City schools to build, promote, and maintain safe and inclusionary school communities and environments on behalf of our students, staff, and community members.

Learn more about RFA Week by checking out our official RFA page.


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Vaccination Mandate Lifted

  • 02/06/2023
  • NYDOE
@NYCMayor and @NYCHealthCommr announced today that vaccination mandates will be ending for @NYCSchools employees and for visitors to schools. We continue to encourage students and staff to mask up indoors and to get fully vaccinated. We will continue to distribute at-home rapid test kits and masks for students and staff. The lifting of these requirements will take effect for @NYCSchools  on Feb. 10.

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Get FREE STEM Enrichment Programs Throughout Spring Recess

  • 02/06/2023
  • NYDOE
  • Morning Bell


This upcoming Spring Recess (April 10–14, 2023), STEM Matters NYC is offering a range of exciting and hands-on experiential science and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Some of the programs available to students include animal science, ecology, marine biology, wildlife conservation, and more!

Programs will run from Monday, April 10, through Friday, April 14, from 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.

Don’t miss out; spots are limited! Apply online by Friday, February 10, 2023.

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2023 Community and Citywide Education Council Elections

  • 02/06/2023
  • NYDOE
  • Morning Bell
2023 Community and Citywide Education Council Elections

From now until Monday, February 13, 2023, parents of current NYC public school students can submit applications to run for Education Council seats across the five boroughs.

Community and Citywide Education Councils (CCECs) are part of New York City’s school governance structure. There are Community Education Councils (CECs) for each of the City’s 32 school districts, as well as four Citywide Councils (High Schools, Special Education, English Language Learners, and District 75). Collectively, the City’s CCEC’s are charged with promoting student achievement, advising and commenting on educational policies, and providing input to the Chancellor and the Panel for Educational Policy.

To learn more about the City’s Education Councils and this year’s election process, visit our Elections 2023 Community and Citywide Educational Councils webpage and submit your intent to run via your New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) by February 13, 2023.

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New year, new menu items!

  • 02/03/2023
  • NYDOE
New year, new menu items!

Starting this Friday, students at @NYCSchools

 will have the opportunity to try our brand new #PlantPowered BBQ Veggie Burger at lunch! Find out #whatsforlunch this month--check out the latest menus for #NYCPublicSchools here: http://schools.nyc.gov/school-life/food/menus

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Black History Month

  • 02/02/2023
  • NYDOE
Black History Month
February is Black History Month! Learn more about the origins of #BlackHistoryMonth, see our list of recommended reading about Black History & the Black experience for students of all ages; find information on relevant exhibits, videos, events, and more: http://schools.nyc.gov/blackhistorymonth

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Use VR to Build Worlds During STEM Saturdays

  • 02/02/2023
  • NYDOE

For students in grades 9–11

Every Saturday, from March 25–April 29, 2023

Contact: stem@cooper.edu

Apply by February 8, 2023


Develop design, engineering, and entrepreneurial skills every Saturday this spring from March 25–April 29 at the Cooper Union. Participating students will work on world-building in virtual reality (VR) to solve a current or emerging problem/opportunity for their communities.

Apply through Cooper Union’s online application by February 8, 2023—first-time users should create a new Cooper Union account.

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Pre-K Applications !

  • 01/27/2023
  • NYDOE

The pre-K application is open, and the deadline to apply is March 10, 2023.

You can apply in one of three ways: 

  1. Online with MySchools.nyc(Open external link).
  2. By phone at 718-935-2009. Call us Monday-Friday between 8 am and 6 pm. 
  3. Contact a Family Welcome Center. Learn how at schools.nyc.gov/FWC(Open external link).

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Become an NYC lifeguard !

  • 01/21/2023
  • NYC Mayor
Become an NYC lifeguard !
It might be winter, but we're already preparing for summer. If you want to be a @NYCParks lifeguard this year, you can still sign up for a qualifying test. Lifeguards keep pools and beaches open as much as possible for New Yorkers, so register today! http://on.nyc.gov/2S3lQC4

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