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Prekindergarten

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

De Blasio Reminds Parents Prekindergarten Deadline Is Wednesday

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday urged parents of 4-year-olds in New York City to apply for universal prekindergarten by this week’s deadline — even if they’ve already applied.

04/21/2014

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

Mayor Bill De Blasio Has Few Regrets As 100th Day Approaches

New York City’s first Democratic mayor in a generation reflected on his first 100 days in office, largely downplaying middling poll numbers.

04/09/2014

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

New York State Assembly Passes Budget

The New York State Assembly has passed a $140 billion election-year budget that funds statewide prekindergarten and provides tax relief to homeowners and corporations.

03/31/2014

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

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

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

De Blasio Wants ‘Verifiable’ State Funding For Prekindergarten

De Blasio, in an MSNBC interview Monday, said he’s open to an alternative source, but wants a “verifiable” city funding stream for $530 million annually for five years, and he hasn’t seen it yet.

03/10/2014