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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

Mayor de Blasio, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver discuss expanded pre-kindergarten, April 3, 2014. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Ad Blitz Urges Parents To Sign Up For Universal Pre-K As Deadline Fast Approaches

Mayor de Blasio said the city is spending $300,000 to push it with an ad campaign called Opportunity Starts Now.

04/03/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio

De Blasio Gets Some Of What He Wants In State Budget Deal

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.

04/01/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio

De Blasio Calls Universal Pre-K Deal ‘Historic,’ Incredible’

The mayor discussed universal pre-K before throwing out the first pitch at the Mets game Monday afternoon.

03/31/2014

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

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

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

De Blasio Forges Ahead Despite Opposition To Pre-K Tax Plan

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.

03/08/2014

Some parents in New York say the universal pre-K debate is out of order because their kids don't have full day kindergarten. (Credit: CBS 2)

Critics Call For Full-Day Kindergarten Amid Universal Pre-K Funding Debate

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.

03/07/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan are allies in the quest to bring universal pre-kindergarten to New York City. (Photo: CBS 2)

Charter Schools Launch Attack Ad As De Blasio Cozies Up Next To Dolan

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.

03/06/2014

Cardinal Timothy Dolan speaks with Mayor Bill de Blasio on Jan. 13, 2014. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Cardinal Dolan Supports Expanded NYC Pre-K, Stops Short Of Endorsing Tax On Wealthy

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is pledging the support of the city’s Catholic schools to create universal pre-kindergarten.

03/06/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio hugs a child after reading a book to a prekindergarten class at P.S. 130 on Feb. 25, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio: City On Track To Roll Out Universal Pre-K This Fall

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.

02/25/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio (Credit: Governor's Office; (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Poll: City, State Voters Favor NYC Universal Pre-K Without Tax On Wealthy

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.

02/12/2014

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

De Blasio Meets With Clergy, Demands Vote For Universal Pre-K Funding Proposal

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.

02/11/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Urges State Legislature To Approve City Tax Hike To Fund Pre-K Plan

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.

01/27/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio BIG DL

Battle Lines Being Drawn For De Blasio-Cuomo Universal Pre-K Slugfest

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.

01/24/2014

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