NYC Schools are currently run by the Mayor. Mayoral control could expire if the state legislature doesn't act.

Republicans Toy with de Blasio Over Mayoral Control

Mayoral control of New York City schools is set to expire, threatening to plunge the school system into chaos, unless the state legislature passes a law extending the program.

However, the Senate GOP threatens to continue mayoral control only if NYC allows more charter schools. They are also pushing to include a tax cut for rich New York City residents and a tax credit for private schools, too. Meanwhile their IDC allies offered another bill tinkering around the edges by letting neighborhood education councils choose superintendents.

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Bo Dietl can't run as a Republican and more news.

More New York News: Dietl, Trump, Money and Health

No Go, Bo!

As expected, Bo Dietl won’t be able to run as a Republican for Mayor since Republican county leaders chose to deny him a Wilson-Pakula certificate. While he says he’ll still run, he’s going to be only a minor, third-party candidate. That means we can all safely ignore Bo Dietl’s campaign for Mayor.

Trump’s in town but Cuomo and de Blasio are skipping out.

President Donald Trump will be here today, at the Intrepid Museum, to commemorate the World War II Battle of the Coral Sea, a Naval victory that prevented a Japanese invasion of Australia. (The Intrepid, though, was not involved in the battle; it would not be launched for another year). Both Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio are boycotting Trump’s presence at the event.

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Big News for Little Kids and Other Political Happenings

New York City politics is busy this week. De Blasio proposed a new budget and declared a goal of providing free, universal preschool for three-year-olds. Meanwhile, the opposition takes shape as Bo Dietl seeks permission to run as a Republican and a new Republican enters the race for Mayor.

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Big News for Little Kids: Mayor de Blasio Announces 3-K Preschool for Three-Year Olds

Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio doubled-down on his widely-praised Pre-K for all, announcing the launch of a new 3-K Preschool program for three-year-olds.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio's 3-K preschool program for three-year-olds will have a big impact.

Mayor de Blasio Announces 3-K Preschool for Three-Year Olds

Today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio doubled-down on his widely-praised Pre-K for all, announcing the launch of a new 3-K Preschool program for three-year-olds.

What happened with Pre-K for All?

When Mayor de Blasio ran for mayor in 2013, one of his most ambitious plans was the creation of free, universal pre-kindergarten for all four-year-olds in New York City.

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Quick Hits from Around New York

• What’s going to happen when the L Train shuts down for repairs? The MTA doesn’t have a real plan for getting between Manhattan and Williamsburg but check out Slate’s coverage of the winners of Transportation Alternatives’ contest.

• It’s not all on the MTA, though. New York City doesn’t have the best transportation record. After promising $100 million seven years ago to improve access to JFK and LaGuardia Airports, they’ve spent only $6.3 million, the Post reports. Meanwhile, Gov. Cuomo’s new state budget cut $65 million from the MTA’s budget. That’s why it’s a nightmare to get anywhere.

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