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pre-k for all
June 26, 2019
School year ends in NYC with demands for integration, calls for Carranza’s ouster, and lingering questions over pay parity for pre-K teachers
Debates that have dogged the system — about integration, the prestigious specialized high schools, and pay parity for pre-K teachers — remain unresolved.
June 11, 2019
As battle for higher pre-K wages continues, NYC pushes back deadline for contracts
Organizations that want to bid on New York City contracts to provide pre-K services now have until next month to submit their proposals.
Paying for pre-K
June 7, 2019
City Council leaders are demanding higher pre-K wages — and it could lead to a budget showdown
It’s a shot in the arm for pay parity among the organizations who provide early childhood education to 60% of pre-schoolers in the program.
Paying for pre-K
May 30, 2019
After a wave of backlash, New York City education department tweaks new pre-K and childcare contracts
Facing growing concern from providers, the New York City education department is making significant changes to new contracts for pre-K and childcare services.
(Very) early education
May 17, 2019
New proposal would extend early childcare pipeline from birth to preschool for some NYC children
The New York City comptroller, with support from some state legislators, is pushing for a new payroll tax to expand affordable care for children from birth to age 3.
May 16, 2019
‘Clean up your mess’: Some NYC pre-K providers have tough message for de Blasio ahead of White House bid
Independent preschool operators the city has relied on to make Pre-K for All a reality say the mayor’s ambitious early childhood plans have pushed them to the brink.
May 14, 2019
‘Get this right’: Comptroller Stringer adds to calls for major changes to New York City’s pre-K contracts
Pre-K and childcare providers in New York City say that changes to how they're funded could spell financial disaster.
May 8, 2019
I teach pre-K in NYC. My job is not babysitting. This is what I really do and why pay matters.
How do teachers captivate their students? Here, in a feature we call How I Teach, we ask great educators how they approach their…
change of plans
April 30, 2019
In a last-minute reversal, union representing thousands of NYC pre-K teachers calls off strike — for now
The union representing thousands of pre-K teachers has called off a planned strike after the city agreed to begin meeting next week…
to the races
Updated May 15, 2019
As de Blasio weighs a presidential run, will his New York City education record be an asset or liability?
Though his frequent trips have drawn scorn locally his education agenda could resonate nationally.
April 5, 2019
As New York City pre-K teachers weigh a strike, new estimate puts cost of pay boost at $438 million
With a potential strike looming, the first estimate for what it would cost to boost salaries for pre-K teachers who work in community…
March 26, 2019
Ahead of first anniversary in office, Carranza talks SHSAT, a pre-K strike and his turnaround strategy
Carranza said he isn't disheartened by the lack of support for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal among politicians who ultimately control the plan’s fate.
March 14, 2019
Demanding higher pay, New York City pre-K teachers move toward a strike
One of two locals under District Council 1707 voted to strike if their demands for higher pay are not met. The second local will vote Monday.
March 13, 2019
Some New York City pre-K teachers mull a strike as de Blasio weighs presidential run
A union representing thousands of New York City prekindergarten teachers is laying the groundwork for a strike, casting a shadow on one of Mayor Bill…
February 4, 2019
In the push to extend mayoral control of schools, de Blasio highlights new pre-K dual language programs
New York City will open 47 new dual-language programs for pre-K students, an announcement that Mayor Bill de Blasio used as an opportunity…
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