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The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Lawmakers Hammering Out Deal On Pre-K Funding For N.Y. State Budget

New York state legislative leaders said Wednesday they were closing in on a deal to fund pre-kindergarten, and discussing a delay to Common Core academic standards as they tried to finalize budget bills this week.

03/26/2014

Rudolph Giuliani, Mayor Bill de Blasio

Giuliani Slams de Blasio, Says He Has ‘Real Disagreements’ With Mayor’s Policy

Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani slammed Mayor Bill de Blasio Wednesday, saying he has some “real disagreements” with the man now occupying his former desk at City Hall.

03/26/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Cuomo, Lawmakers Negotiate On Pre-K, Property Tax Relief For State Budget

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders negotiated over property tax relief, charter schools and prekindergarten funding Monday – with a budget deadline looming in a week.

03/24/2014

Mayor de Blasio delivers a speech on charter schools at Riverside Church, March 23, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio On Charter School Students: ‘We Need Them To Succeed’

Just weeks after moving to prevent their expansion, Mayor Bill de Blasio has offered an olive branch to the charter school movement.

03/23/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio (Credit: Governor's Office; (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Sources: Cuomo Could Overrule de Blasio In Charter School Battle

Mayor Bill de Blasio is being pressured by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to settle his fight with charter school operators. According to sources, if he doesn’t the governor is threatening to settle the issue himself.

03/21/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

Quinnipiac Poll: New Yorkers Do Not Support Many Of De Blasio’s Key Policies

Two months into his administration Mayor Bill de Blasio finds himself at odds with New Yorkers on a whole host of issues — from education to horse-drawn carriages.

03/19/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio: We’re Committed To Making Sure Charter School Kids Are Accommodated

The mayor made the comments in Harlem, flanked by community religious leaders following a rally for his plan for universal pre-kindergarten.

03/08/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio meets with students at P.S. 130 after making announcement about universal pre-K, Feb. 25, 2014 (credit: Twitter/Bill de Blasio)

CBS 2 Exclusive: State’s Top Educator Blasts De Blasio’s Charter School ‘Sideshow’

Mayor Bill de Blasio did a 180 in the battle over a Harlem charter school on Friday and then got “schooled” by the state’s top educator, the chancellor of the state Board of Regents.

03/07/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan are allies in the quest to bring universal pre-kindergarten to New York City. (Photo: CBS 2)

Charter Schools Launch Attack Ad As De Blasio Cozies Up Next To Dolan

Charter schools fired another salvo at Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday as he tried to make hay off a high-profile endorsement of his universal pre-kindergarten plan.

03/06/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio meets with students at P.S. 130 after making announcement about universal pre-K, Feb. 25, 2014 (credit: Twitter/Bill de Blasio)

Success Academy Founder Says She’s Ready To Take On Mayor De Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s war on charter schools is about to get a whole lot nastier. The founder of the three schools he denied rent-free space said Wednesday she’s ready to fight. She’s even considering civil disobedience.

03/05/2014

Children hold signs to support charter schools during a protest against their closure in Albany on Mar. 4, 2014. (credit: Sam Stiers)

Thousand Brave Cold In Albany To Take Sides In Charter School Vs. Pre-K Debate

Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a massive state Capitol rally for charter schools that he’s committed to making sure they have money and a physical space to thrive.

03/04/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio meets with students at P.S. 130 after making announcement about universal pre-K, Feb. 25, 2014 (credit: Twitter/Bill de Blasio)

Battle Lines Drawn As Wild Day Of Universal Pre-K Debate In Albany Looms

Supporters of Mayor de Blasio’s plan to tax the rich to fund universal pre-K and after-school programs demonstrated outside the Department of Education on Monday, giving a taste of what they plan to do Tuesday in Albany.

03/03/2014

Charter Schools

Charter School Students Prepare To Rally Over Mayor’s Scrapped Plans

Pupils were preparing this weekend to rally in Albany, after Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement this week to deny space to some charter schools.

03/01/2014

Charter Schools

De Blasio Administration Scraps Plans For Opening, Expanding Some Charter Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration on Thursday dealt a major blow to nine schools – some of them charter schools – that were hoping to open or expand.

02/27/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio: Advertising Campaign Won’t Impact Stand On Charter Schools

Charter school supporters have launced a multimillion-dollar, multipart ad campaign in a bid to pressure de Blasio to soften his posture on charters and to convince state lawmakers to side with them.

02/25/2014

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