Tips & Facts
The NYC Department of Education (DOE) provides information on a range of topics, such as how to find your school’s parent coordinator and how to track student progress. The site also includes the school calendar, information about special education, and much more.
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Parent Coordinators are an important part of the NYC public school community. They are there to help you connect with your child’s school and to discuss your child’s education. They meet regularly with parents and caregivers throughout the year.
Making connections between school and home is critical to a child’s success academically and socially. When parents are involved in their children’s education, their children are likely to do better in school and demonstrate more positive behavior.
All NYC public school parents are automatically members of their school’s Parent Association or Parent Teacher Association (PA/PTA). Participating in the PA/PTA is a great way to get involved in your child’s school and education.
Parent-teacher conferences are held four times a year in NYC and provide an opportunity for you to discuss your child’s education and to find ways to support their learning at home.