- 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
Learn more about the annual Big Apple Awards, honoring outstanding teachers in New York City's public schools.
In recognition of the demands of teaching in our highest-need schools, the New York City Department of Education offers financial incentives, including loan forgiveness opportunities, to teachers who take on challenging assignments.
The DOE's goal is to ensure that leaders of our system enhance their capacity, and that we continuously identify aspiring leaders who demonstrate commitment, innovation, and a relentless pursuit to meet the social and academic needs of our students. These programs provide PD experiences and opportunities for new, aspiring, and experienced school leaders.
Information and guidance on Response to Intervention.
Earn the bilingual extension to your teaching certificate, with the cost subsidized by the NYCDOE.
The most recent teachers’ contract has established an unprecedented career ladder for excellent teachers to support their colleagues’ and students’ learning. All eligible NYCDOE teachers are invited to participate in the central screening process for available teacher leader opportunities.