- September 07, 2015 : Labor 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.
- September 07, 2015 : Labor Day (Schools Closed)
Central offices will be closed
- September 08, 2015 : Staff Report
Classroom Teachers, Bilingual Teachers in School and Community Relations, Guidance Counselors, Attendance Teachers, Nurses, Therapists, Laboratory Specialists and Technicians, Educational Paraprofessionals report. School Secretaries, Psychologists and Social Workers report for a regular work day. Employees in titles not listed should consult the applicable collective bargaining agreement. For all UFT-represented employees who, pursuant to the June 22, 2009 agreement, report to school on the Tuesday following Labor Day, that Tuesday shall be utilized first and foremost for preparation of the classroom and for the arrival of students. If time permits, the remainder of the day may be utilized for professional development. Students will not be in attendance.
- September 09, 2015 : First Day of School
First Day of School
- Early dismissal for non-District 75 kindergarten students only.
- Partial school time for pre-kindergarten public school students.
- September 10, 2015 : First Full Day for Non-District 75 Kindergarten students
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.