- 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.
Environmentand Earth Science
The Green Innovator™ is a unique education program and curriculum aimed at high school students that explores issues of sustainability through design.
Educators can benefit from the wealth of resources on The Weather Channel Kids. With the help of standards-based lesson plans accessible in this section, your students' exploration of weather and climate takes on added significance because you're able to address many of your instructional objectives. You'll see quickly that the educator resources are by teachers for teachers, generally organized around themes.
This powerful, youth-driven network fosters a fun, flexible and supportive environment where young people and adults alike come together to share ideas and inspiration, implement successful community service projects.
Access to our award-winning Educator's Network! Here you can find over 300 standard-based lessons, school greening tips, grants for teachers and more than 25,000 teachers to share ideas with.
An assortment of self-guided lessons which are theme specific.
Rainforest Alliance Learning Site filled with free, complete lesson plans, stories (available in English, Spanish and Portuguese), presentations, articles, posters and background descriptions of species and on-the-ground conservation projects for kindergarten through sixth grade.
Welcome to the Rainforest web, Your Gateway to Rainforest Information and Resources.
Exciting and innovative way to view the earth and moon from varying perspectives. Take a look.
NYCCSSE is an experiential space and aviation center located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This website gives you all the information you need to plan an out of this world field trip for students from 2nd through 12th grade.
Astro-Venture is an educational, interactive, multimedia Web environment highlighting NASA careers and astrobiology research in the areas of Astronomy, Geology, Biology and Atmospheric Sciences.