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Mayor Contends a City Tax for Pre-K Offers Stability

Monday, January 06, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio promoted his plan Monday to tax wealthy New York City residents as the most stable way to finance pre-kindergarten and after-school programs when compared with possible state funding.

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Top Five Education Issues Facing Mayor de Blasio

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio campaigned on a promise of providing universal pre-kindergarten but the challenges facing the New York City schools extend well beyond just that.

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De Blasio Launches Formal Campaign for Pre-K

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's push for universal pre-kindergarten and afterschool programs shifted into full campaign mode Thursday, when he unveiled a new website and a coalition of supporters willing to lobby Albany.

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Walcott Admits Charter School Rollout Could've Been Better

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Departing Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott stands by Bloomberg's education reforms, with one exception. He says that if the city had handled the rollout of charter schools better, perhaps the debate today would not be so divided. 

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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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Preparing for College, and Kindergarten

Monday, December 05, 2011

New York City education officials are talking to parents this week about how to set pre-K students on the path to college. They are beginning a series of citywide information sessions on the issue for the first time.

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