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  • Our guide to pre-kindergarten

    Our guide to pre-kindergarten Mayor Bill de Blasio announced earlier this month that the city will add more than 4,200 new full-day pre-k seats at 140 public schools in September. The staff of Insideschools has developed this guide to…
  • Our pre-k picks: Queens & Staten Island

    Our pre-k picks: Queens & Staten Island Queens will have more than 1,500 new pre-k seats this fall. Unfortunately, most are clustered in the southeast and other areas of Queens where there’s little demand-– rather than in the very overcrowded northeast section. …
  • Our pre-k picks: Manhattan & the Bronx

     Our pre-k picks: Manhattan & the Bronx Here are our recommendations for pre-kindergarten in the Bronx and Manhattan public schools, based on our school visits and the results of the city’s parent and teacher surveys. We didn’t include some very popular schools…
  • Our pre-k picks for Brooklyn

    Our pre-k picks for Brooklyn Brooklyn is the city's largest borough and the one with most schools. Pre-kindergarten choices are as varied as the borough. In some areas of brownstone Brooklyn, pre-k programs don't meet the demand. Even parents who…
  • Child born in 2010? Apply to pre-k by April 23

    Child born in 2010? Apply to pre-k by April 23 If your child turns four this year, it's time to apply to pre-kindergarten. If you're interested in a program that's part of a regular public school, you should should submit your application, either online or…
  • City takes high stakes out of testing

    City takes high stakes out of testing The city has taken a big step to scale back on anxiety over state tests. A new promotion policy takes the high-stakes out of testing for grades 3-8, at least when it comes to determining…