For Parents and Guardians
Guide for Parent and Families
The NYC DOE Family Guide contains useful information for families about the City’s Children First school reforms, what students are learning, and the services that are available to them. It also provides information about ho w families can get involved in their children’s education—and how they can find answers, help, and support. The guide is available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu, as well as English.
Healthier Students Are Better Learners
Air quality is linked to health, which is linked, in turn, to school achievement.
Web resources to help families cope with asthma including: background and statistics, organizations, medications, maps, calendar, camps. doctors and hospitals, etc.
School Health and Safety
Every September, all NYC schools are required to develop and file a School Safety Plan that outline the procedures that schools use every day and in case of emergency.
Healthy Schools Network
A national environmental health organization that does research, information, education, coalition-building, and advocacy to ensure that every child has a healthy learning environment that is clean and in good repair.
Other NYC DOE Schools and Programs
Adult and Continuing Education
The DOE is the major provider of adult literacy and family literacy education services in New York City, offering more than 750 classes in schools and community-based organizations throughout the City.
Schools in District 75 serve special education students with severe disabilities by providing them with educational, vocational, and behavior support programs.
Charter schools are independent public schools to which all New York City students may apply.
New Small Schools
Young Adult Borough Centers (YABCs)
Young Adult Borough Centers (YABCs) are evening academic programs for students who are at least 17.5 years old, have earned at least 17 credits, and have been enrolled in high school for at least four years.