Bill de Blasio http://wrvo.org en Pre-K expansion estimated to be low in September http://wrvo.org/post/pre-k-expansion-estimated-be-low-september <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fewer than 20 percent of school districts outside of New York City have expressed interest in expanding their pre-kindergarten programs. Critics say that falls far short of the goals of a program billed in the state budget as&nbsp; universal pre-K.</span></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:39:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57845 at http://wrvo.org Pre-K expansion estimated to be low in September Education fights will dominate final weeks of budget talks http://wrvo.org/post/education-fights-will-dominate-final-weeks-budget-talks <p></p><p>The state Senate and Assembly are scheduled to begin conference committee meetings <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_588611751" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">on Monday</span></span>, now that both houses have finished with their resolutions laying out their positions.&nbsp;</p><p>Sticking points include funding for charter schools. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Senate Republicans want to restore changes made by&nbsp; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to three charter schools. The mayor says the schools can no longer&nbsp; have rent-free space in existing public school buildings.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:34:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 52743 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo, de Blasio speak at dueling education rallies in Albany http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-de-blasio-speak-dueling-education-rallies-albany <p></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:39:49 +0000 Karen DeWitt 52223 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo, de Blasio speak at dueling education rallies in Albany DeFrancisco says pre-K funding battle could complicate state budget talks http://wrvo.org/post/defrancisco-says-pre-k-funding-battle-could-complicate-state-budget-talks <p></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:58:55 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52172 at http://wrvo.org DeFrancisco says pre-K funding battle could complicate state budget talks Advocates say lack of money at core of New York school struggles http://wrvo.org/post/advocates-say-lack-money-core-new-york-school-struggles <p></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:27:04 +0000 Karen DeWitt 52169 at http://wrvo.org Pre-K funding fight fuels upstate-downstate divide http://wrvo.org/post/pre-k-funding-fight-fuels-upstate-downstate-divide <p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:25:34 +0000 Karen DeWitt 51369 at http://wrvo.org Pre-K funding fight fuels upstate-downstate divide Poll intensifies Cuomo-deBlasio debate over pre-K funding http://wrvo.org/post/poll-intensifies-cuomo-deblasio-debate-over-pre-k-funding <p></p><h1>A new poll finds that New Yorkers statewide favor Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to fund pre-kindergarten over New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio’s proposal.</h1><p>The <a href="http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-centers/polling-institute/new-york-state/release-detail?ReleaseID=2006" target="_blank">Quinnipiac poll</a> finds that the majority of New Yorkers prefer Cuomo’s plan to finance expanded pre-K through state funds, than favor deBlasio’s proposal to tax the wealthy to get the money.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:16:34 +0000 Karen DeWitt 51298 at http://wrvo.org Pre-K funding fight not letting up at state Capitol http://wrvo.org/post/pre-k-funding-fight-not-letting-state-capitol <p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:59:32 +0000 Karen DeWitt 51260 at http://wrvo.org Mayors testify at annual Tin Cup Day in Albany http://wrvo.org/post/mayors-testify-annual-tin-cup-day-albany <p>Mayors from around the state -- including Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner -- testified before the state legislative fiscal committees. In what’s traditionally known as Tin Cup Day, many asked for more money, while others asked for authorization to collect more money from their citizens.<br /><br />First up was New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who came armed with a new report that he says shows how he could enact universal access to pre-kindergarten at a “rapid pace,” in an expansion that he calls one of the largest in the nation’s history.<br /> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:10:38 +0000 Karen DeWitt 50505 at http://wrvo.org Mayors testify at annual Tin Cup Day in Albany