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Robin Shulman

Robin Shulman is a WNYC education reporter.

Robin Shulman appears in the following:

City Backtracks on Report Cards for Pre-Kindergarten Students

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WNYC
Some pre-k students recently got report cards with their skills graded on a one to four scale. Now, education officials say that might not be such a good idea. 
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NYC Pre-K Enrollment Exceeds De Blasio's Target

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

WNYC
There are now more than 53,000 students enrolled in pre-kindergarten programs across the city.
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Pre-K Teacher Salaries Fall Short of De Blasio's Promise

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

WNYC
Many directors of private pre-k programs in New York City are paying their teachers less than the recommended amount because, they say, they don't have a dime to spare.

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In Sprawling Pre-K Network, NYC Rates Leave Some Centers Falling Short

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

WNYC
Across New York City, pre-k programs in vastly different neighborhoods say the average reimbursement rate leads to varied bottom lines, and some are struggling to make ends meet.
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Assessors Take the Pulse of New York's Pre-K Expansion

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Two respected research firms and NYU experts assess what’s working and what’s not after New York City more than doubled the number of free pre-k seats.
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NYC Conducting Careful Tally of Pre-K Expansion Numbers

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

WNYC
 pre-k but workers are counting carefully because the future of the city's planned expansion depends on it.
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New York City Gives Pre-K Programs More Time to Recruit Students

Monday, October 06, 2014

There are still a lot of empty pre-kindergarten seats so education officials have extended the deadline for programs to report their final enrollment numbers.
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Finding Her Way as a New Pre-K Teacher

Friday, October 03, 2014

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Ruby Miree is learning to teach four-year-olds as she juggles night classes, test prep and her responsibilities at home.
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Seats Remain Unfilled in Pre-K Expansion Despite High Demand

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

In week two of New York's pre-k expansion, some programs face huge waiting lists while others struggle to fill empty seats.
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NYC Kicks Off School Year with Smooth Rollout of Expanded Pre-K

Thursday, September 04, 2014

WNYC
As more than 51,000 New York City children started pre-kindergarten, the mayor promised to follow up with training and oversight to maintain quality in the newly expanded system.
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Expectations Run High for NYC Pre-K Expansion

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Mayor de Blasio said his initiative to expand the number of pre-k seats in New York City is foremost on his mind. It can't just be good, he said, "It has to be great."
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Safety Issues Shutter Nine Pre-K Programs, Delay Opening for Dozens

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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The centerpiece of the de Blasio administration saw a setback Tuesday with the announcement that nine new pre-k programs were closing and another 36 face delayed openings. 
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Mayor: Pre-K Enrollment on Target, and Sites are Safe

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Mayor de Blasio deflected concerns about pre-k readiness by trumpeting high preliminary enrollment numbers and his team's effort to offer thousands of new seats.
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Four Things Low-Income Parents Can Do to Narrow the Achievement Gap

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Educators at a Washington Heights school told parents what they can do to help their kids get a leg up in the race to narrow the gap between them and their more affluent counterparts. 
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Comptroller, Mayor Face Off on Pre-K Readiness

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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Comptroller Scott Stringer said because the city is late in submitting contracts with pre-k providers, he can't ensure classroom safety. But the mayor's office said the plan is on track.
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Mayor Rallies the Pre-K Troops

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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A thousand pre-k teachers attending a three-day crash course to prepare for school cheered Mayor de Blasio as he readied them for school.
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The Journey to Pre-K Starts with Festivals and Parades

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

WNYC
At the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, there were dragon kites, dragon dancers — and George Zhuo, trying to get parents of 4-year-olds to sign up for pre-kindergarten.
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Basic Training for Pre-K Teachers

Thursday, August 14, 2014

WNYC

 A group of aspiring teachers spent the summer in a new, accelerated course, and this fall they'll lead pre-k classrooms. Are they ready?

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De Blasio Cheers on National Pre-K Movement

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke of a nascent national movement for universal pre-kindergarten to a room of cheering supporters on Tuesday but revealed no details about the city's progress on its own, massive pre-k expansion.

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Tiny Furniture Makers in Demand as NYC Pre-K Orders Roll In

Monday, August 04, 2014

WNYC

Business in the niche market of little kids' school furniture is hot this summer. The orders from New York City are coming in fast and furious as administrators rush to prepare hundreds of new pre-k classrooms.  

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