• "There used to be the perception that #CTE was focused only on physical labor like automotive, electrical, or plumbing, but now CTE is much more technology-driven. You can graduate high school and be certified for a job right away as, say, a Cisco computer network technician.”
Carol Sun, who has organized and led a wide range of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs for the #NYCDOE, is in her sixth year as the work-based learning coordinator at the Manhattan Early College for Advertising (MECA), a school where students in grades 9–14 earn a Regents diploma while taking CTE classes in advertising and college classes at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). Read how she has helped her students launch exciting careers in advertising: [#LinkInBio] #WeAreDOE
  • 🔹 The pre-K application for the 2020-2021 school year is now open! All NYC families with children born in 2016 can apply to Pre-K for All by March 16, 2020. Pre-K admissions is not first come, first served—all applications submitted by the March 16 deadline will be treated the same based on admissions priorities.

You can apply one of three ways:
👨🏽‍💻 Online through MySchools.nyc: 24 hours a day in 10 languages
📞 By phone at 718-935-2009: Monday through Friday, 8am – 6pm
👨‍👧‍👦 In person at a Family Welcome Center: find hours and locations on our website
Visit nyc.gov/prek to learn more.
  • 💙❤️💜💚💛 It’s #RespectForAll Week in @NYCSchools! 💛💚💜❤️💙 During the week, schools across the city will have the opportunity to highlight and build upon ongoing programs to help students, staff and communities gain a better understanding of diversity. Schools may also start new initiatives that promote respect for diversity and focus on preventing bullying, intimidation, and bias-based harassment. Suggested themes include: 😍 Celebrating Kindness/Be an Ally
❌ Anti-Bullying/Cyberbullying
🌍 Respect for Diversity, Religious Acceptance and Racial Diversity
🏳️‍🌈 Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation and LGBTQ pride and acceptance
🍎National No One Eats Alone Day 
Learn more: schools.nyc.gov/respectforall
  • 🔸 All NYC families with children born in 2017 can now apply to #3KforAll between February 5 and April 24, 2020. We announced that 3-K for All is expanding to Districts 1 (Chinatown, East Village, LES) and 14 (Greenpoint, Williamsburg) in the Fall, bringing the total number of Districts to 16, spanning every borough across the City! 
Submit your application one of three ways:
👨🏽‍💻 Online with MySchools.nyc
📞 By phone at 718-935-2009
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 In person at a Family Welcome Center
ℹ️ Learn more: nyc.gov/3k
  • “When I started my first teaching apprenticeship I was excited, but also really nervous because I had never been in front of kids before. By the end of that first semester, I knew that teaching was what I really wanted to do with my life," says Kyle Pierre, who this January graduated from the DOE’s Success Via Apprenticeship program.
Learn how he became a CTE teacher in the Academy of Innovative Technology in Brooklyn. [Link in bio] #WeAreDOE
  • “My work with #3KforAll & #preKforAll children, families, and teachers focuses on their social and emotional life. The goal is to create a sense of family and unity in our classrooms.” Meet Darlene Sierra, a social worker supporting 10 early childhood programs #onStatenIsland. 👇🏽 What’s happening in her 3-K classrooms mirrors our expansion of social-emotional learning citywide and across grade levels. #WeAreDOE [Link in Bio]

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