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the path to pre-K
September 8, 2015
As pre-K ranks grow again, city puts new focus on those who are absent
New York City is close to its goal of offering a pre-K seat to every four-year-old. Making sure that most of those seats are full every day is another challenge.
the road to 70000
June 8, 2015
As city plans pre-K year two, most families get a top-choice offer
The event followed the city’s rollout of a unified enrollment system that let parents apply to both district schools and community organizations offering pre-K next year.
April 23, 2015
With pre-K applications almost due, parents’ phones keep ringing
With names culled from birth records and child-care centers, workers have already dialed up more than 135,000 parents of four-year-olds.
path to pre-k
March 17, 2015
Buery defends pre-K prayer breaks as city celebrates enrollment kickoff
The city says almost 22,000 pre-K applications are in on day two. Meanwhile, a top official said a "strict separation" of church and state will be maintained.
Real (Estate) Talk
February 17, 2015
Pre-K push is up against citywide space crunch, deputy mayor says
Deputy Mayor Richard Buery said the city is searching for public and private space as it seeks to add some 17,000 new pre-K seats this year.
October 7, 2014
After study questions equity of pre-K expansion, city pushes back
A Tuesday report analyzed city data and concluded that wealthier neighborhoods benefited from pre-K expansion efforts more than poorer ones. The city sees it differently.
September 4, 2014
Thousands of four-year-olds help de Blasio fulfill pre-K goal
“This is a moment of fulfillment, a dream we’ve had for a long time finally coming to fruition,” de Blasio said at Inner Force Tots, a pre-K site in Brooklyn on Thursday morning.
September 2, 2014
Nine pre-K sites won't open because of safety concerns
More than 1,000 four-year-olds will have to wait to start their school careers after their pre-kindergarten sites were found to be unsafe or not yet ready to receive them.
change of pace
August 28, 2014
Education leaders urge patience for de Blasio's pre-K plans
Top city and state education officials said they were optimistic about pre-K, but also worked to manage expectations about the rollout of thousands of new seats at a discussion on Thursday.
path to pre-k
August 28, 2014
Most pre-K seats are full one week before the start of school, city says
The city has nearly reached its target of 53,000 students enrolled in universal pre-K, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday.
August 27, 2014
Stringer: 70 percent of pre-K contracts haven’t been vetted
The city is dragging its feet sending hundreds of pre-kindergarten contracts for an independent vetting, potentially putting the city’s successful pre-K rollout at risk, Comptroller Scott…
August 26, 2014
Are principals prepared to evaluate pre-K teachers?
As New York City expands its pre-K offerings, questions of how best to train principals and evaluate teachers have taken on new urgency.
August 25, 2014
As city seeks out new pre-K teachers, a training challenge grows
Knowing that schools and private organizations would need as many as 1,000 new instructors before classes start next week, city and school officials have tried to devise creative training and hiring strategies. That makes questions about how they can be trained effectively and efficiently more important than ever.
Securing Pre-K Safety
August 22, 2014
After combined effort, city agencies say health violations at pre-K sites are down
The city announced on Friday that it had dramatically reduced the number of pre-K sites with open health and safety violations, after increasing site visits and working with providers to address issues on an expedited schedule.
August 12, 2014
As the first day of school approaches, the city trains thousands of universal pre-K teachers
Weeks away from the first day of school, the city has put a lot of faith in Bank Street to train a whopping 4,000 teachers to ready them to teach the city’s four-year-olds. The program cost $2.2 million and will include four separate three-day sessions, the first day of which was Tuesday.
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