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September 11, 2017
New York City wants to know: How effective is its training for pre-K teachers?
The NYU study will use measures of student behavior and third-grade test scores to track the impact of the city’s different teacher training programs.
(Very) early education
August 15, 2017
Bank Street heads to East New York to help child care providers play to their strengths
The Guttman Center wants to help child care providers solve problems and improve their care.
3-K for All
July 27, 2017
New York City has sent its first offer letters for 3-K for All. Here’s a look at the new pre-K initiative by the numbers.
Today was a milestone in New York City’s effort to make free, full-day pre-K available to 3-year-olds: The first round of offer letters went…
June 14, 2017
Can ‘3-K for All’ and child care centers work and play well together? Here’s what we know
To avoid the same problems that child care centers faced when enrolling 4-year-olds, directors say that DOE will need to do things differently.
May 2, 2017
New York City’s Pre-K for All recognized among top ‘Innovations in American Government’
An arm of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University announced the recognition.
April 4, 2017
Children in New York City are healthier since the start of Pre-K for All, study finds
The launch of Pre-K for All led to improved health outcomes for low-income children. That’s according to researchers at New York University who…
February 28, 2017
How many students apply to each NYC school, how many get in, and where do they come from? We could soon find out
A proposed bill would require the city to report more information about school applications, including the zip codes of students who are accepted and rejected.
February 3, 2017
An exit interview with Sophia Pappas, who led New York City’s historic expansion of universal pre-K
After leading an unprecedented expansion effort of universal pre-K in New York City, Sophia Pappas is moving on.
pre-k report card
December 18, 2015
City touts record 68,500 students in pre-K, releases data on program quality
The city released new data Friday about the its rapidly expanded pre-K program, which officials touted as evidence that the program has maintained high standards.
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.
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.
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.
July 24, 2014
At a homeless shelter, a pre-K program almost like any other
The Saratoga Early Childhood Education Center looks like any other universal pre-K provider but this one's different: it’s housed at one of the largest family shelters in the city.
July 11, 2014
City plans Bank Street teacher training ahead of fall pre-K push
As Mayor Bill de Blasio readies the city for a prekindergarten expansion this fall, thousands of teachers will go through training at Bank Street…
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