- September 25, 2014 : Rosh Hashanah (Schools Closed)
Central offices are open
- September 25, 2014 - September 26, 2014 : Rosh Hashanah
These days remain a paid holiday for employees except for "prevailing wage rate employees" subject to Section 220 of the New York State Labor Law and managerial/confidential employees, i.e., pedagogic managers not covered by a collective bargaining agreement (even when receiving benefits through the CSA), all administrative managers, and employees in Original Jurisdiction (OJ) titles receiving benefits through the City of New York Management Benefits Fund (MBF). When they fall on weekdays, these days are scheduled as regular workdays for these specifically identified groups of employees. Those employees who need time off should request annual leave.
- September 26, 2014 : Rosh Hashanah (Schools Closed)
Central offices are open
- October 04, 2014 : Yom Kippur
In accordance with longstanding past policy and practice, the day of Yom Kippur (Saturday, October 4, 2014) is not scheduled as a holiday because it falls on a weekend.
- October 13, 2014 : Columbus Day (Offices Closed)
All central headquarters offices of the Department of Education will be closed. Except for "prevailing wage rate employees" subject to Section 220 of the New York State Labor Law, absence of per annum, per diem, hourly non-competitive employees, and monthly salaried employees of the administrative staff and headquarters’ pedagogical personnel scheduled to work on this day shall be excused without loss of pay and without charge to annual leave.
English Language Learners
- National Center for Family Literacy
Tools for Literacy Programs
- 4Teachers Resources
Bilingual Education and ELL
- Project More K-12 Materials
Making, organizing, revising and evaluating training materials and resources for all our teachers.
Featuring more than 66 lesson plans, 45 teaching tips, 230 downloads, 830 discussion topics, and 90 classroom resource picks.
Provides a large collection of Englis as a Second Language (ESL) tools and resources for students, teachers, learners and academics.
- Center for Applied Linguistics
CAL conducts projects and offers a variety of research-based resources related to the education of English language learners in a variety of settings.
- New York State TESOL
A non-profit group of professionals concerned with the education of English language learners at all levels of public and private education in New York State.
- Many Things Literacy Lessons
A fun study site for learners of English as a Second Language including word games, puzzles, quizzes, exercises, slang, proverbs and much more.
- Dave's ESL Cafe
The internet's meeting place for ESL & EFL teachers and students from around the world.
- Karin's ESL PartyLand
A cool way to learn English.
- A4esl.org Exercises
Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL).
- ESL Gold
Provides over a thousand pages of free information and resources for both teachers and students. All materials are organized by skill and level for quick and easy access. Here's a sample of what we have to offer.