Your Child's Education
ARIS Parent Link
Parents of public school students now have a powerful new online tool from the Dept. of Education, ARIS Parent Link. This resource allows parents to access a wealth of information on their child's school performance, including attendance, test scores, and grades, with information on interpreting the data.
Apply for Kindergarten
If your child was born in 2009, it’s time to start thinking about kindergarten for next year. You can apply to kindergarten from January 13 to February 14, 2014. All families can apply for kindergarten in one of three ways:
- Online using Kindergarten Connect at www.nyc.gov/schools/kindergarten
- Over the phone by calling 718-935-2400 (8am – 6pm, Mon – Fri)
- In person at an Enrollment Office (8am – 3pm, Mon – Fri)
NYC Department of Education School Calendar
Free/Reduced Price Meals
Parent and Family Resources on the Common Core Learning Standards
Digital Safety and Responsibility
Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy.
Insideschools.org is a non-profit organization offering independent reviews of New York City public schools and advice for parents.
Reading is Fundamental (RIF)
RIF's "Leading to Reading" site provides booklists, online stories & songs, resources, and interactive activities to turn children in life-long readers.
Public & Private Schools & Programs: Grades K-12
BPL - EJIC: K-12 Schools & Program (pdf)
In this guide from our Education and Job Information Center, parents and students will find many websites to help choose and apply to public and private schools and programs, grades K-12.
Parents and Families at the Department of Education
This website offers helpful videos, tips and resources for making the most of your child's education and navigating the NYC school system.
Department of Education Alternative Schools and Programs
If the traditional classroom/school experience isn't the best fit for your teen, the Department of Education offers many options to help eligible students prepare for their futures, including day-time and evening programs located throughout the city. These schools and programs provide classes towards a diploma or GED, help explore college and career opportunities, and provide extra support with school work or issues that prevent regular school attendance.
Reading Levels in Your Child's School
Leveled Books Database
A great resource from the Beaverton School District in Oregon. Search by Guided Reading Level.
Leveled Books Database
Created by the McCarthy-Towne School in Acton, MA. Search by grade, author or title.
Lexile Book Database
Search by Lexile measure or your child's grade.