New York City Department of Education

Read the Four Pillars which support Chancellor David C. Banks’ vision for building trust in the New York City public schools.

Diversity in Our Schools

The DOE is committed to creating and supporting learning environments that reflect the diversity of New York City. We believe all students benefit from diverse and inclusive schools and classrooms. We strive to welcome and support all students, families, and school staff.

Resilient Kids, Safe Schools

Students do better when they feel protected and supported in the classroom. In the 2019-20 school year, we introduced a new framework for teaching students how to resolve conflict, build relationships, and keep our school communities safe.

Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education

Learn how the DOE uses an educational strategy that embraces students’ identities called culturally responsive-sustaining education or CR-SE, and how diversity can be a source of knowledge.