- February 15, 2016 : Mid-winter Recess (Schools Closed)
Schools are closed for Midwinter Recess (including Washington’s Birthday and Lincoln’s Birthday - DOE observed)
Central offices are closed on Feb. 15, 2016.
- February 15, 2016 : Washington's Birthday (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.
- February 16, 2016 - February 19, 2016 : No School
- February 19, 2016 : Lincoln's Birthday Observed
All central headquarters offices of the Department of Education will be OPEN, and limited staff will be accessible on Friday, February 19, 2016 (Lincoln’s Birthday Observed).
For all non-managerial/non-confidential employees (i.e., administrative employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement), Lincoln’s Birthday Observed is scheduled as a holiday on Friday, February 19, 2016.
This day will remain a paid holiday for Administrative employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement, but managerial/confidential employees hired on or before June 30, 2004, and working on Lincoln’s Birthday Observed (Friday, February 19, 2016) in central headquarters offices are entitled to be excused on another day, without charge to annual leave.
- February 22, 2016 : School resumes
School resumes after Mid-winter recess
Cultural and Social History
Designed for high school and college teachers and students,History Matters serves as a gateway to web resources and offers other useful materials for teaching U.S. history.
A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History & Culture.
The ASA provides information and support services to people with a scholarly and professional interest in Africa.
African-American History, Culture, and Black Studies Resources.
This folklore site contains retellings of American folktales, Native American myths and legends, tall tales, weather folklore and ghost stories from each and every one of the 50 United States. You can read about all sorts of famous characters like Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Daniel Boone, and many more.
Your one-stop information resource and overview of the historical, demographic, political, and cultural issues that make up today's diverse Asian American community. You can think of Asian-Nation as an online version of "Asian Americans 101."
The National Museum of the American Indian is the sixteenth museum of the Smithsonian Institution. It is the first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans.