Pre-K

Scales of justice (credit: ClipArt.com)

Pre-K Contractor Sentenced For Pocketing Government Money

A contractor in charge of running a pre-K program for children with special needs will be spending time behind bars after pocketing government money intended for the running of special education pre-K programs.

09/04/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio visits Inner Force Early Childhood Learning Center at 1181 East New York Avenue on September 4, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Theodore Parisienne-Pool/Getty Images)

De Blasio Promises Better ‘Foundation’ With Pre-K As NYC Public School Students Head Back To Class

Mayor Bill de Blasio greeted streams of prekindergarten students Thursday on the first day of his ambitious expansion of early childhood education.

09/04/2014

A prekindergarten class (file/credit: Getty Images)

Last Day Of Preparations For NYC Pre-K Rollout

Officials getting ready for a massive expansion in the city’s prekindergarten enrollment were spending the last day before school starts finishing inspections of every single facility.

09/03/2014

Classroom (file/credit: clipart.com)

Health, Safety Violations Could Delay Openings For A Dozen Pre-K Facilities

A dozen facilities providing services in the city’s new universal pre-kindergarten program won’t open on time if they don’t fix serious health and safety violations.

08/22/2014

A prekindergarten class (file/credit: Getty Images)

City Begins Hiring Teachers For New Pre-Kindergarten Programs

School may be out for kids, but it remained in session Monday for city education officials now in the process of hiring pre-kindergarten teachers.

07/07/2014

Classroom (file/credit: Clip Art)

NYC Amps Up Teacher Recruiting, Training Ahead Of Fall Pre-K Expansion

New York City is on a teacher recruiting and training blitz as it prepares to take on tens of thousands of additional pre-kindergarten students this fall.

06/28/2014

NYC Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio reads a book to an upper Manhattan pre-kindergarten class on Dec. 3, 2013. (Photo: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

First Round Of Full-Day Pre-K Acceptances Sent Out To Waiting Parents

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Education announced the first wave of acceptances to the city’s expanded pre-kindergarten programs Thursday.

06/05/2014

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio reads to children in a prekindergarten class at P.S. 130 in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

10,400 New Pre-Kindergarten Seats Coming To NYC By September

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that New York City will open 10,400 more full-day pre-kindergarten seats by September.

05/30/2014

Mayor de Blasio speaks to children and parents about signing up for pre-K (Credit: CBS 2)

Mayor De Blasio Pitches Pre-K To Little League Parents In Brooklyn

Mayor Bill de Blasio is urging parents to sign their children up for pre-kindergarten next fall.

04/05/2014

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

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio reads to children in a prekindergarten class at P.S. 130 in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Spends Sunday In Brooklyn, Urges Families To Sign Up For Pre-K

The mayor reminded families to sign up for the program and said that it was time to work with Governor Cuomo to develop a five-year funding plan.

03/16/2014

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

Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on January 8, 2014 in Albany. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Cuomo Unveils New York Budget Proposal, Announces State-Funded Universal Pre-K Plan

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday proposed budgeting $137.2 billion for the fiscal year starting April 1, a spending increase of less than 2 percent accompanied by business, property and estate tax relief.

01/21/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio

Cuomo Non-Committal On De Blasio’s Plan To Tax Wealthy New Yorkers For Universal Pre-K

De Blasio said he’d tax those making $500,000 or more to cover the cost of universal pre-K. Any tax would have to be approved by the state legislature and be signed by Gov. Cuomo.

11/12/2013

Bill de Blasio reads to kids at the Children's Aid Society, Sept. 30, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Pushes Plan To Raise Taxes On Top Wage Earners For Universal Pre-K

To implement the tax hike, the Democratic mayoral hopeful would have to get Albany’s approval, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Republican majority in the state senate.

09/30/2013

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