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Slots Preserved but Providers in Jeopardy

June 28, 2012By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council announced a budget agreement on Monday, June 25 whereby 6,500 slots for the EarlyLearn program and 47,000 slots for after-school and out-of-school time programs will be restored. Council Speaker Christine Quinn hailed the agreement by saying “…..child care can and must…

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MCNY’s Fast-Track Education Was Built on Historical Rails

May 16, 2012By Samantha Saly New Yorkers may recognize the Metropolitan College of New York name from advertisements in city subway cars alongside those for the college’s competition—for-profit institutions that prey on vulnerable populations. A non-profit, private college, MCNY’s mission is to provide a “purpose-centered education,” said MCNY President Vinton Thompson. “The correlation between lifetime…

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Raglan George Jr., on EarlyLearn’s Pitfalls

May 15, 2012 Raglan George Jr., Executive Director of DC 1707, spoke angrily on the steps of City Hall about how Mayor Bloomberg’s EarlyLearn proposal will not only prevent children from receiving high-quality, low-cost childcare and education, but will also contribute to job losses among his members. George told LaborPress that the union is hoping…

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Union to Seek Injunction Against City’s “Early Learn” Children’s Program

April 30, 2012 Hearing May 2nd at 500 Pearl Street – 10:30AM WHAT: District Council 1707 AFSCME, representing 25,000 subsidized day care, Head Start and other non-profit employees, will challenge New York City’s right to drastically re-structure the city’s long-standing child care network administered by the Administration for Children’s Services. The union will seek an injunction…

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Campaign Protests Proposed Child Care Cuts

April 17, 2012By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter As the deadline for the City’s FY 2013 budget fast approaches, once again advocates for children services and union members who work in day care and Head Start centers stood on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday, April 17 calling on Mayor Bloomberg to not cut child…

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Memo to College Presidents Regarding the Budget For CUNY

April 13, 2012By Assistant Vice Chancellor Matthew Sapienza Governor Cuomo and the leaders of the New York State Legislature have reached an agreement on the fiscal year 2012-13 operating and capital budgets.   I write to provide you with a summary of the agreement’s impact on The City University of New York.  On the operating side, for…

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