The New York City Department of Education is dedicated to ensuring that all students are college- and career-ready by graduation. New York City schools strive to provide students with a culture of high expectations and the knowledge they need to become successful, lifelong learners.

To support student success, New York State has recently adopted the Common Core Learning Standards, which are detailed in the Common Core Library and EngageNY. The Common Core Standards Initiative has the goal of creating a shared understanding for students, parents, and educators about what students should know and be able to do by the time they graduate from high school.

Family members with specific questions about what and how students are learning should speak first to the teachers and administrators who know the student. For general help on supporting your child's progress at school, look at our Welcome page. This material is also translated into Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu and you can get there by clicking the word "Welcome," at the top of any page on this website.