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Researcher Questions Whether Pre-K Supply Meets Demand in NYC

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

WNYC
A high-profile researcher claims there could be many more families who need full-day pre-k classes than the city thinks, but Mayor de Blasio's administration is confident about its math.
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Schoolbook

NYC Takes Another Step Towards Unifying Pre-K Programs

Friday, February 06, 2015

The Department of Education will manage admissions to both public school and community-based pre-kindergarten, moving closer to the city's vision of creating a unified system.
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Schoolbook

Orthodox Jewish Group Presses for More Half Day Pre-K Seats

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

With only so many hours in a day, some orthodox groups want more half-day pre-kindergarten seats so they have enough time to offer religious instruction as well. 
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Schoolbook

For Principals, Lessons in Teaching Four-Year-Olds

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

WNYC
Principals used to managing older children often don't know what to expect from their new pre-k classrooms. A workshop offers tips.
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Schoolbook

Making Pre-K Teachers Better through Coaching

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WNYC
New York City has hired more coaches to help pre-k teachers.... but are there enough of them to ensure quality?
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Schoolbook

Amid Pre-K Expansion, Some Classrooms Closing

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

WNYC
Thousands of pre-kindergarten classrooms opened in New York City this fall. But WNYC found that just a few months later at least a handful are closing their doors.
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Schoolbook

Training for Pre-K Teachers Puts Music Front and Center

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

WNYC
It's all about the music. Pre-kindergarten teachers in New York City are learning new songs to teach science, new vocabulary and other complicated topics. 
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Schoolbook

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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Schoolbook

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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Slideshows

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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Schoolbook

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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Schoolbook

Assessors Take the Pulse of New York's Pre-K Expansion

Thursday, October 30, 2014

WNYC
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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Schoolbook

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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Schoolbook

Finding Her Way as a New Pre-K Teacher

Friday, October 03, 2014

WNYC
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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The Brian Lehrer Show

How'd The First Day of Pre-K Go?

Friday, September 05, 2014

The first day of school started yesterday for public school and pre-k students. Today we talk about how it is going and parents tell us their thoughts on the new school year so far.

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Schoolbook

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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Mayor: Pre-K Enrollment on Target, and Sites are Safe

Thursday, August 28, 2014

WNYC
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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Schoolbook

Four Things Low-Income Parents Can Do to Narrow the Achievement Gap

Thursday, August 28, 2014

WNYC
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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Schoolbook

Mayor Rallies the Pre-K Troops

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

WNYC
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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Schoolbook

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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