New York City universal pre-K begins Sept. 9, but lots of parents still haven’t registered their children.
Some parents who favor half-day preschool complain they won’t have enough time with their children or that their kids will have trouble tolerating the six hours, 20 minutes of full-day pre-K.
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.
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.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday some sites still have not passed city health and safety inspections.
Mayor Bill de Blasio insisted Thursday that universal prekindergarten sites set to open next week are being thoroughly vetted for safety.
Stringer says the mayor’s office is far behind schedule in submitting contracts with pre-K providers for review by the comptroller’s office.
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.
Speaking at Brooklyn College, de Blasio told teacher that on Sept. 4 they will see the start of some profound changes in the city.
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.
Mayor Bill de Blasio disputed reports Sunday that his plan to divert $210 million from charter school expansion is aimed at funding universal prekindergarten.