Universal Pre-K

North Country News
12:45 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Universal Pre-K Proposal Universally Praised

Governor Andrew Cuomo presenting 2014 Executive Budget
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Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget released Tuesday includes one of the largest investments in New York’s education system. His call for statewide universal pre-K is being praised by educators in the North Country.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed January 22, 2014

1/22/14 Panel

    Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf, and Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Pre-K Dispute
VA Gov Indicted
Christie called to Leave RGA
Yale Tangle
NSA Poll

New York News
10:06 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Fahy Introduces Transportation Aid Bill

Credit Jared Benedict

A new bill introduced in the New York State Assembly will create funding to include Pre-K students as part of transportation aid that is received by school districts for K-12 students.

Legislation introduced  by 109th district Assemblywoman Pat Fahy would bring parity for Pre-K transportation by providing state aid to public school districts as is now provided for K-12 education.

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Hudson Valley News
10:40 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

NYS Senate IDC Leader Backs A Plan From The NYC Mayor-Elect

A co-leader of the New York State senate says the New York City mayor-elect has his full support when it comes to a certain plan.

That plan, from New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio, is to establish universal pre-kindergarten and pay for it by increasing taxes for New Yorkers earning more than $500,000 a year. Here’s state senator from the Bronx, Jeff Klein, leader of the Independent Democratic Conference.

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New York News
3:05 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

New Plan for Universal Full-Day Pre-K in NYS

At a time when debate over the Common Core is front and center, pro-education groups are out with a new plan offering a roadmap for full-day universal prekindergarten in New York State.

The Center for Children’s Initiatives and the Campaign for Educational Equity have unveiled a statewide plan that offers a financial strategy that recognizes pre-K as an essential educational service, while providing a plan to phase in pre-K to the state's 3- and 4-year-olds over the next eight years.

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