• “I prefer driving the ramp wagon to the general education buses because you are responsible for a much smaller number of children and can really get to know them and their families,” says Fred Sinclair, a New York City bus driver since 1976 who has spent the past two decades ferrying students in wheelchairs to and from their schools. Learn more about why Fred is one of the longest serving of the system’s 13,000 bus drivers—who transport 180,000 of our students. [Link in bio] #WeAreDOE
  • Hey, NYC! How was your #FirstDayOfSchool? We had a blast! 
As the Chancellor said today, “On this first day of the 2019-20 school year, we’re focused on meeting each student where they are—knowing they are capable of reaching any goal they can imagine—and helping them achieve excellence. Let’s get to work!” Welcome #BackToSchoolNYC!
  • • @NYCMayorsOffice and @NYCSchools are dedicated to protecting the rights of students and families to attend public school, regardless of immigration status. We remain absolutely committed to keeping ALL students, including undocumented students, safe in our schools. We don't consent to non-local law enforcement, including ICE, accessing our school facilities. We will protect the rights of our immigrant families, including throughout the summer as our students attend summer programs, take advantage of #FreeSummerMeals. Visit schools.nyc.gov/supportingimmigrantfamilies and #KnowYourRights.
Desde el Departamento de Educación de NYC (@NYCSchools) y la Alcaldía (@NYCMayorsOffice) estamos comprometidos a proteger los derechos de las familias y los estudiantes que asisten a nuestras escuelas públicas, independientemente de su estatus migratorio. 
El Departamento de Educación de NYC no permite que agentes de la ley no locales, entre ellos los miembros del Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de Estados Unidos (ICE), entren a nuestras instalaciones escolares. Tenemos el firme compromiso de proteger los derechos de nuestros estudiantes y familias inmigrantes en las dependencias escolares, incluso durante el verano cuando los estudiantes asisten a programas de verano o reciben comidas de verano en nuestras instalaciones. Visite schools.nyc.gov/supportingimmigrantfamilies y conozca sus derechos. #KnowYourRights
  • We just announced 62 actions developed by families, students, and educators we'll take to better integrate and diversify our schools. Because Equity and Excellence for All demands a school system that truly serves and reflects who we are. “Today we’re adopting changes that will expand opportunity for all students and ensure our school system better reflects the diversity of New York City. This set of recommendations affects every facet of our organization and furthers our commitment to equity.” Chancellor Richard A. Carranza. [Photo: Matthew Alexander Diaz, Executive High School Director of IntegrateNYC/Member of SDAG, Chancellor Richard A. Carranza and Maya Wiley, SDAG co-chair, member of the Executive Committee]
  • 🆕 Attention families! #PreKforAll offers for the 2019-20 school year are now available to view in www.MySchools.nyc. Your offer letter includes: 🔸 Your child's pre-K offer.🔸 Any programs where your child has been waitlisted. 🔸 Information about pre-registration. 🔸 If you have questions, please visit nyc.gov/prek or call us at 718-935-2009.
  • ✨ Today is the first day of #TeacherAppreciationWeek! ✨ Every day, over 79,000 teachers are making a difference in the lives of our students. THANK YOU for the incredible commitment, professionalism, and accomplishments you bring to our school communities. The magic you make happen in our classrooms requires tremendous effort and dedication. Graduation rates are at an all-time high, #CSforAll and #AP classes are reaching more students than ever before, and #preKforAll is preparing tens of thousands of our youngest New Yorkers for success later in life… and none of it could happen without you! You are making it possible for ALL our students, regardless of borough, district, or neighborhood, to pursue their dreams. 🔹 Join us this week and #ThankATeacherNYC!

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