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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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Here are Three Things the Next Mayor Should Do for NYC's Youngest

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Give EarlyLearn NYC a real chance to succeed. That's what two children advocates argue in this opinion piece, as they offer a three-point guide for what the next mayor should do to improve the early childhood system across the city. 

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Details Emerge on Obama's Early Education Proposal

Friday, February 15, 2013

The Nobel-Prize-winning economist who has studied the effects of early childhood education for decades weighs in on President Obama's proposal to expand early education for children ages 0-5 years. And the White House released its fact sheet on the proposal.

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City Sets Aside Dollars for More Full-Day Pre-K

Monday, September 24, 2012

The city plans to expand its full-day pre-kindergarten program next school year, as demand for the half-day option wanes. The city will match state funding with $20 million dollars to add 4,000 full-day seats. It also will open an early childhood center in Brownsville, Brooklyn for children under the age of five.

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Diane Ravitch Has Questions for the Cuomo Commission

Friday, January 06, 2012

Diane Ravitch, a professor of education and frequent critic of the school reform movement, says New York state's school system is in trouble. She poses seven questions for a commission that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo says he will form to look into student achievement and school accountability.

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