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.
Mayor de Blasio said the city is spending $300,000 to push it with an ad campaign called Opportunity Starts Now.
Mayor Bill de Blasio received the funding for universal pre-kindergarten in the New York State budget – albeit without the tax hike on the wealthy he had requested.
The mayor discussed universal pre-K before throwing out the first pitch at the Mets game Monday afternoon.
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.
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.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature proposal, a tax increase on the wealthy to pay for universal prekindergarten, appears to be on life support.
While Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo face off on how to fund universal pre-K, some parents whose children don’t have full-day kindergarten say the debate is out of order.
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.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan is pledging the support of the city’s Catholic schools to create universal pre-kindergarten.
The mayor visited P.S. 130 in Chinatown on Tuesday afternoon to announce his administration has lined up all the classroom seats and then some to roll out universal pre-K this September.
The Quinnipiac poll found 49 percent of city voters support funding pre-K without raising taxes versus 40 percent who favor de Blasio’s proposed tax hike on those making at least $500,000.
Mayor de Blasio has called for a tax on New Yorkers earning at least $500,000 a year to fund universal pre-K and after-school programs.
An interagency report released Monday says the program would reach 54,000 children who need it by September. By the 2015-16 school year, it would be available to all 73,000 eligible children.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo appear on a collision course when it comes to paying for universal pre-kindergarten. The mayor wants to tax the wealthy, but the governor says not so fast.