Pre-kindergarten

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

37,000 Families Sign Up For NYC Pre-Kindergarten In First Week

City officials credited the jump in numbers to a wider awareness of the program compared to last year.

03/23/2015

A prekindergarten class (file/credit: Getty Images)

Pre-Kindergarten Registration Begins In NYC

The sign-up period began Monday. All 4-year-olds are entitled to a slot in the free program this September. The initial sign-up period ends April 24.

03/16/2015

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)

Mayor De Blasio Pushes Pre-K Enrollment On First Day Of Sign Ups

On Sunday, New York parents began enrolling their kids in pre-K classes.

03/15/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio

De Blasio: City Has Met Its Pre-Kindergarten Enrollment Goal

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that his administration has met its goal of enrolling more than 53,000 children in full-day prekindergarten classes.

11/12/2014

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

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

Mayor De Blasio Announces 4,200 Additional Pre-K Seats, Urges Parents to Enroll

Mayor Bill de Blasio urged parents to sign their children up for pre-kindergarten as he announced the addition of more than 4,200 brand new full-day pre-K seats across New York City.

04/02/2014

A prekindergarten class (file/credit: Getty Images)

Volunteers To Help Sandy-Ravaged Rockaways Facility Get Ready For Universal Pre-K

Work gets under way this week at the West End Temple to transform the ruins of Sandy into Mayor Bill de Blasio’s much talked about vision for pre-K.

03/31/2014

Charter School (credit: CBS 2)

Charter School Advocates Praise Budget Deal Between New York Leaders, Gov. Cuomo

The deal includes the first ever state funded universal pre-kindergarten program as well as new protections for charter schools.

03/29/2014

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

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

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Addresses Income Inequality In 1st State Of The City Speech

In his State of the City at LaGuardia Community College in Queens on Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he plans to ask state lawmakers next week for the power to raise the minimum wage.

02/10/2014

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