Mayor Bill de Blasio marked his 100th day in office by touting his efforts to close New York City’s inequality gap.
Mayor de Blasio said the city is spending $300,000 to push it with an ad campaign called Opportunity Starts Now.
The mayor discussed universal pre-K before throwing out the first pitch at the Mets game Monday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.