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universal pre-k and afterschool
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UPKNYC is a grassroots campaign to enact Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to raise taxes on the wealthiest New Yorkers to fund universal pre-k for every four year old and after school for every middle school student in New York City. Find out more about UPKNYC.

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READ: Georgia’s Universal Preschool Program Significantly Improves Children’s Skills

March 12, 2014

If you’ve been following this campaign, you’ve already heard about the myriad research studies that prove the effectiveness of universal pre-K. But these results, just in from Georgia’s UPK programs, are something everyone needs to know about: Pre-K programs significantly improve kids’ language, math, and general skills. The evaluation saw particularly dramatic effects on letter […]

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READ: Diverse Group of Faith Leaders Back The City’s Pre-K Plan

Yesterday, 250 faith leaders from a diverse range of backgrounds and traditions came together for a shared purpose: Together, they added their voices to amplify the thousands of New Yorkers calling on Albany to pass the city’s tax and pre-K plan. The Jewish Week reports that Rabbis from Brooklyn to the Bronx, from Orthodox synagogues […] Read More

Parents, Children, Advocates and Educators Lobby 100+ Legislators for UPKNYC

New York City classes and teachers cannot and will not be ignored. Yesterday, parents, children, advocates, and educators took the energy that’s been building here in NYC and they brought it straight to Albany – making the trip in the early hours and despite freezing temperatures. After a huge gathering at the Armory, where city council members and state assembly members […] Read More
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