Health, Safety Violations Could Delay Openings For A Dozen Pre-K FacilitiesA 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.
Ad Blitz Urges Parents To Sign Up For Universal Pre-K As Deadline Fast ApproachesMayor de Blasio said the city is spending $300,000 to push it with an ad campaign called Opportunity Starts Now.
De Blasio Gets Some Of What He Wants In State Budget DealMayor 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.
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.
Volunteers To Help Sandy-Ravaged Rockaways Facility Get Ready For Universal Pre-KWork 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.
Lawmakers Hammering Out Deal On Pre-K Funding For N.Y. State BudgetNew 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.
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.
Critics Call For Full-Day Kindergarten Amid Universal Pre-K Funding DebateWhile 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.
Charter Schools Launch Attack Ad As De Blasio Cozies Up Next To DolanCharter 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.
Cardinal Dolan Supports Expanded NYC Pre-K, Stops Short Of Endorsing Tax On WealthyCardinal Timothy Dolan is pledging the support of the city's Catholic schools to create universal pre-kindergarten.
De Blasio: City On Track To Roll Out Universal Pre-K This FallThe 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.