Deal struck for “pay parity” in early childhood education

July 11th, 2019

Nonprofits are celebrating an agreement to implement “salary parity” in early childhood education citywide. The city contracts with many nonprofits to deliver pre-K and other educational programming on behalf of the city, but there was a significant difference in the …

NYC and union officials hail move toward pay parity for pre-K teachers but some worry over educators left out of deal

July 11th, 2019

Hundreds of New York City pre-K teachers could see their pay increased by as much as $20,000 under a deal announced Tuesday by city officials and labor leaders.

Still unclear is when progress will be made for thousands of pre-K …

NYC Pre-K Teachers To Get Huge Raises In Bid To Equalize Pay

July 9th, 2019

NEW YORK — Some New York City pre-kindergarten teachers will get raises of more than $20,000 under a plan to equalize pay in the city’s early education system, officials said Tuesday.

The plan aims to pay teachers molding the minds …

Get involved in the Salary Parity Week of Action

June 4th, 2019

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Some New York City pre-K teachers set to walk off the job in scaled-back strike

April 29th, 2019

Thousands of pre-K teachers in New York City are set to strike on Thursday, but the union representing educators who work in community-run centers stopped short of calling for all of its 7,500 members to walk off the job.

Teachers …

Children, Parents, Providers, and Advocates Return to City Hall to Demand Funding for After-School & Summer Programs

April 25th, 2019

Rally follows the City Council’s support for both programs in its response to the Mayor’s Preliminary Budget

NEW YORK – April 24, 2019 – Students, parents, providers, and advocates rallied at City Hall today to urge Mayor de Blasio to …

“Every year we go through this”

April 5th, 2019


They are done with the dance.


Chanting “Don’t be a bummer, save our summer,” public school students and service providers assembled at City Hall on March 28 to urge Mayor Bill de Blasio to protect summer camp funding …

Pre-K Teachers Weigh Strike As Pay Disparity Persists

April 4th, 2019

At a recent rally on the steps of City Hall, teachers, parents and preschoolers held signs saying “Equal Pay for Equal Work.”

The teachers said the problem came down to simple math.

As the city expands free pre-school programs to …

Big Problems for Universal Pre-K

April 1st, 2019

Thousands of unionized city pre-K teachers have authorized a strike, tentatively set for May 2, over the issue of pay equity. They’ve got a real gripe — and it’s hardly the only problem with what’s easily Mayor de Blasio’s …

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