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  • NYC’s De Blasio Embracing Pre-K as Victory Marks 100 Days

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, marking his 100th day in office, embraced the legislature’s funding of statewide universal pre-kindergarten as his own victory and promised more programs to redress inequality between rich and poor.

  • Charter Schools in Wealthy Areas at Center of NYC Battle

    At Success Academy Union Square, a charter school in Manhattan, parents dropping off kindergartners one frigid morning include a radiologist with a Louis Vuitton bag slung over one shoulder and a fashion designer married to an investment banker. Some arrive in taxis.

  • N.Y. State’s Schools Most Segregated in U.S., Report Says

    New York State’s public schools are the most segregated in the nation, with the most black and Latino students in schools where less than a 10th are white, according to the University of California at Los Angeles.

  • California Teacher Tenure Seen Doing Permanent Damage

    California laws allowing highly ineffective teachers to keep their jobs impair students for life and should be thrown out, a lawyer told a judge at the end of a two-month trial over whether tenure protections violate a constitutional right to an education.

  • Charter School Parents Sue NYC to Keep Harlem Space

    New York City was sued by charter school parents to force Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration to let their children’s academy share space in a local public school, heightening tensions over the educational alternative.

  • Illinois Unions See Repeat of Walker in Rauner’s Run

    Bruce Rauner is a private-equity executive running for governor of Illinois who wears an $18 watch and a Carhartt vest as he discusses how he’ll shake up government. That’s what viewers see in television ads promoting the political novice in tomorrow’s Republican primary.

  • De Blasio Hits Albany With Rally for Tax on NYC Wealthy

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio arrived in Albany today with about 1,000 supporters of his plan to tax the rich to pay for universal pre-kindergarten, the top initiative of his administration.

  • Christie Disrupted by Hecklers at N.J. Town Hall Meeting

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, accustomed to friendly audiences at his town-hall meetings, drew at least a half-dozen hecklers in Mount Laurel today as a new poll showed his popularity waning.

  • De Blasio Hits Albany With Rally for Tax on NYC Wealthy

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio arrived in Albany today with about 1,000 supporters of his plan to tax the rich to pay for universal pre-kindergarten, the top initiative of his administration.

  • Charter Schools Increase New Bonds Most Since 2007: Muni Credit

    U.S. charter schools are issuing municipal debt at the fastest pace since 2007 as enrollment grows, national networks expand and the lowest yields in a generation spur construction and refinancing.

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