• The eighth annual Big Apple Awards are here! 🍎Who are the teachers who make a difference in your community? Our citywide recognition program celebrates the educators of New York City who inspire students, model great teaching, and enrich their school communities! Nominate a teacher today: schools.nyc.gov/BigAppleAwards | ‪#ThankATeacherNYC
  • “One of the best ways to succeed in our goal of getting children to be able to read by the third grade is to foster a love of reading,” says Annie Kim, who for the past four years has been a literacy coach to teachers of young children in the Bronx. “You have to keep that sense of enjoyment going even when readers are struggling.” Read about how Annie spends her day, and her thoughts about the challenges and rewards of her work. [Link in bio] #DayInTheLife  #WeAreDOE
  • “Students come in with various disabilities & many have mobility issues. That we can provide them with an environment to come in & be comfortable is very rewarding to me.”- Sunita Mahabir, Queens deputy director of facilities. Read her story [link in bio] | #WeAreDOE
  • “When students are painting, debating, learning about nutrition, doing math, or participating in a theater production, they are not only learning skills but socializing in positive ways with other students and instructors,” says Eliana Bourdier, who is responsible for overseeing afterschool programs at I.S. 230 middle school as #CommunitySchool Director. “That helps children grow so much compared to passively looking at a computer or phone. It also gives their parents peace of mind to know where their children are and that they’re safe.” Read her story, which shows why Community Schools have had such a positive impact in #NewYorkCity. [link in bio] #WeAreDOE
  • 🗓️ Every year, we work towards a calendar that meets the needs of students and families. In response to feedback, we have adjusted the 2019-20 School Calendar and @NYCschools will close on December 23, 2019. Download the updated calendar now: schools.nyc.gov/calendar
  • “What we do is really important,” says Larbi Malajati, supervisor of the DOE’s Office of Food and Nutrition Services for District 1 in lower Manhattan. “Supporting students with delicious and nutritious meals helps them do well in school. We provide something really essential in a student’s day.”
Read about all the changes Larbi has overseen in his 15 years on the job. [Link in bio] #WeAreDOE

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