Universal Prekindergarten

State Sens. Marty Golden, Jeff Klein and Diane Savino appear at a news conference Feb. 22, 2015, discussing a law protecting children from sexual offenders. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

NY Lawmakers Target Loophole Allowing Sex Offenders To Live Near Pre-K Programs

Klein said some pre-K programs are located in stand-alone facilities. He is sponsoring a bill to cover those in the existing law, WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported.

02/22/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio’s First Year In Office Defined By Liberal Victories, NYPD Crisis

De Blasio has appeared triumphant against some of those outside forces — notably during the Ebola scare — and has become a national progressive voice, but the police shooting has pushed his young mayoralty into its biggest crisis yet.

12/29/2014

A prekindergarten class (file/credit: Getty Images)

9 NYC Pre-K Sites Won’t Open This Year; 36 Others To Be Delayed

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday some sites still have not passed city health and safety inspections.

09/02/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a news conference to discuss the city's prekindergarten program Aug. 28, 2014, in Brooklyn. (credit: Rob Bennett/Mayoral Photography Office)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Downplays Comptroller’s Prekindergarten Concerns, Says Sites Being Vetted

Mayor Bill de Blasio insisted Thursday that universal prekindergarten sites set to open next week are being thoroughly vetted for safety.

08/28/2014

A prekindergarten class (file/credit: Getty Images)

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer: Some Prekindergarten Sites May Be Unsafe

Stringer says the mayor’s office is far behind schedule in submitting contracts with pre-K providers for review by the comptroller’s office.

08/27/2014

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

For Mayor Bill De Blasio, A Lot On The Line As Prekindergarten Rollout Nears

De Blasio made the establishment of universal prekindergarten — which a top aide called one of the biggest government undertakings in the city’s history — the centerpiece of his mayoral campaign a year ago.

08/24/2014

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio To Pre-K Teachers: ‘You’re Going To Be Historymakers’

Speaking at Brooklyn College, de Blasio told teacher that on Sept. 4 they will see the start of some profound changes in the city.

08/19/2014

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer (credit: Getty Images)

Comptroller Scott Stringer: De Blasio’s Budget Falls Short

Comptroller Scott Stringer said Wednesday the budgetary elephant in the room this year is the number of open labor agreements the city has to settle.

02/19/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio: Charter School Money Won’t Necessarily Be Used For Pre-K

Mayor Bill de Blasio disputed reports Sunday that his plan to divert $210 million from charter school expansion is aimed at funding universal prekindergarten.

02/02/2014