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Budget-strapped school districts have been cutting back kindergarten classes. (credit: CBS 2)

As Officials Fight For Pre-K, Kindergarten Programs Fall Victim To Budget Woes

As the push for universal prekindergarten in New York state makes headlines nearly every day, some residents outside New York City are wondering if state leaders are getting ahead of themselves.

03/18/2014

Kids in a classroom (file/credit: Thinkstock)

Parents In Summit, N.J. May Have To Pay For Full-Day Kindergarten

The Summit School District wants parents to foot the bill after free full-day kindergarten was voted down months ago. Under the proposal, full-day kindergarten would cost parents $5,500 a year.

10/11/2013

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott (file / credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

DOE Announces ‘Kindergarten Connect’ To Streamline Enrollment Process

The online form will allow parents to submit all their application information in one place, rank the schools and get enrolled.

09/12/2013

P.S. 90 (credit: CBS 2)

Parents Upset After ‘God Bless The USA’ Taken Out Of Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony At Coney Island School

The song that was initially said to be taken its place was “Baby” by teenage heart-throb Justin Bieber. However, at a Monday afternoon news conference with the mayor and schools chancellor, it was learned that won’t be the case.

06/11/2012

East Ramapo School District

Cash-Strapped Rockland County School District Close To Eliminating Kindergarten

This Rockland County district has kindergarten on the chopping block because its budget was rejected by voters, an apparent push-back from a large population of ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents who school their children elsewhere and feel overtaxed.

05/21/2012

Yonkers City Council President Chuck Lesnick (file / credit: City of Yonkers)

Yonkers City Council Calls For Wage Freeze

To save about 700 jobs in the city, the Yonkers City Council voted to have an across-the-board wage freeze.

06/09/2011

Parents line up outside Ann Street School in Newark (credit: CBS 2)

Parents Vie For Coveted Kindergarten Slot At Newark’s Ann Street School

There were well over 100 people on line, cordial but keenly aware they were competing to enroll their children in what is perceived to be the best kindergarten program in the neighborhood.

04/27/2011

P.S. 107 In Brooklyn (credit: CBS 2)

Some Parents Cheat To Get Their Kids Into Popular B’Klyn School

According to PTA officials, desperate parents from other neighborhoods have tried to use someone else’s Park Slope address to get their children into P.S. 107.

03/31/2011

(AP Photo/Brian Bohannon)

Higher Math Standard Planned For NY Kindergartens

The state Board of Regents has approved changes in the statewide curriculum and testing to enforce the requirements, which include the higher standard for math in kindergarten and first grade.

01/12/2011