The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) is the largest system of public schools in the United States, serving 1.1 million students in over 1,800 schools. To find information about your child’s school, use the school search tool to locate the school and the school’s web portal

Translation and Interpretation Services

The Translation and Interpretation Unit works with families who need help communicating in English. You have the right to ask for translated documents and interpretation services to be well informed about your child’s education. If you or someone you know needs help, ask your school’s principal or parent coordinator. In addition, there is a Language Access Coordinator in every school who can help. Find your school contact information by using the school search

Providing Feedback on Translation and Interpetation Services at Schools or DOE Offices

We want to hear from you about your experiences with language services at your school. Call the Department of Education at 718-935-2013.

Achieve NYC

Read Achieve NYC to learn how to stay informed about your child's academic performance and behavior at school. This guide is for all NYCDOE families and is translated into Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu. It has information about what your child is learning, how to plan for next steps with your child and resources to keep your child on track for college and careers.

Using the NYCDOE website and Google Translate

To start navigating the NYCDOE website, go to the Parents and Families page, where all the most relevant information for families is organized in one location.

The New York City Department of Education is using Google Translate on its website. To get an immediate (and approximate) translation of any page on which you see the control in the upper right corner of the screen, follow these steps: 

  1. Click the down arrow to display a list of available languages.
  2. Click on your language to select it. The text of the web page will change, but certain graphics and images will not.


  • Many PDFs are available in the following languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Russian,Spanish and Urdu.
  • When a street address or phone number appears to be mistranslated or transposed, return to the English version of the pagefor the original version.

When multiple paragraphs have been collapsed into one or two, look for bold-faced headings and bullets, which will show you where the paragraph breaks should be.

Please let us know what you think.

The service provides automated computer translations and are only an approximation of the websites’ original content . The DOE does not guarantee the accuracy of translations through Google Translate.