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After successfully completing a 14 week internship program, the Winter 2016-2017 class of DSF interns were celebrated at the Department of Education’s Headquarters. In front of family, friends, school staff, co-workers and supervisors, Deputy Chancellor Elizabeth Rose congratulated all our students on setting an example within the City’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Schools....

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The Office of Sustainability is pleased to announce $115,000 in new grants awarded to fifteen (15) DOE schools! The first of its kind, the awarded projects were selected from a competitive pool of 94 submissions from schools across all five boroughs.

Seven schools, ranging from elementary to high school, were awarded $5,000, while eight schools received $10,000 towards their school’s sustainability project. Some of the funded projects include: A Solar Powered Storm Water Irrigation System; an Edible Garden; a Water bottle refilling station and a Sustainability Education through the Arts program.

We plan to continue this grant and provide many more opportunities in the future. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all who applied!

The full list of the 2016 grant winner are currently listed on the Office of Sustainability website.

Click here to see the grant winners.

The New York State Legislature recently passed a bill (A10740/S8158) which requires the NYS Department of Health to develop regulations to require all school districts and boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES)—collectively, “schools”—to test all potable water outlets for lead contamination, and to take responsive actions. Governor Cuomo signed the proposed legislation, and the DOH adopted emergency regulations, titled Lead Testing in School Drinking Water -10 NYCRR Subpart 67-4 (Subpart 67-4), on September 6, 2016. The legislation includes all buildings owned or leased by a school.

Click Lead in School Drinking Water Frequently Asked Questions to review.