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Universal Pre-Kindergarten

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers a speech to mark his first 100 days in office at Cooper Union on April 10, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio Marks First 100 Days In Office

Mayor Bill de Blasio marked his 100th day in office by touting his efforts to close New York City’s inequality gap.

04/10/2014

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 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

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

Rudolph Giuliani, Mayor Bill de Blasio

Giuliani Slams de Blasio, Says He Has ‘Real Disagreements’ With Mayor’s Policy

Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani slammed Mayor Bill de Blasio Wednesday, saying he has some “real disagreements” with the man now occupying his former desk at City Hall.

03/26/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio: NYC Is Ready For Pre-K Program

The mayor announced Tuesday that the expected pool of those applying to become pre-kindergarten teachers in September should top 8,000. That is more than the 1,000 de Blasio says the city would need to handle an expected 53,000 new students.

03/25/2014

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

Mayor Bill de Blasio reads to children in a prekindergarten class at P.S. 130 in Manhattan on Feb. 25, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

It Appears De Blasio Will Get His Pre-K Funding, But Not His Tax On The Rich

Lawmakers in Albany seem to be close to a done deal to fund Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pre-kindergarten plan. But there’s one big difference from what the mayor’s been demanding for months.

03/13/2014

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

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)

Success Academy Founder Says She’s Ready To Take On Mayor De Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s war on charter schools is about to get a whole lot nastier. The founder of the three schools he denied rent-free space said Wednesday she’s ready to fight. She’s even considering civil disobedience.

03/05/2014

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)

Battle Lines Drawn As Wild Day Of Universal Pre-K Debate In Albany Looms

Supporters of Mayor de Blasio’s plan to tax the rich to fund universal pre-K and after-school programs demonstrated outside the Department of Education on Monday, giving a taste of what they plan to do Tuesday in Albany.

03/03/2014

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 Takes Jabs At Bloomberg, Addresses Serious Issues On ‘The Daily Show’

Mayor Bill de Blasio took shots at his predecessor and poked fun at the snow removal complaints on the Upper East Side last month – all while addressing the serious issues he has sought to tackle in office – in an appearance on “The Daily Show” Monday night.

02/04/2014

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