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.
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.
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.