9 NYC Pre-K Sites Won't Open This Year; 36 Others To Be DelayedMayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday some sites still have not passed city health and safety inspections.
Mayor Bill De Blasio Downplays Comptroller's Prekindergarten Concerns, Says Sites Being VettedMayor Bill de Blasio insisted Thursday that universal prekindergarten sites set to open next week are being thoroughly vetted for safety.
NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer: Some Prekindergarten Sites May Be UnsafeStringer says the mayor's office is far behind schedule in submitting contracts with pre-K providers for review by the comptroller's office.
For Mayor Bill De Blasio, A Lot On The Line As Prekindergarten Rollout NearsDe 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.
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.
Comptroller Scott Stringer: De Blasio's Budget Falls ShortComptroller Scott Stringer said Wednesday the budgetary elephant in the room this year is the number of open labor agreements the city has to settle.
De Blasio: Charter School Money Won't Necessarily Be Used For Pre-KMayor Bill de Blasio disputed reports Sunday that his plan to divert $210 million from charter school expansion is aimed at funding universal prekindergarten.