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Bill de Blasio’s education platform, released today

Link: Bill de Blasio’s education platform, released today

Bill de Blasio released a complete policy agenda today called “One New York, Rising Together.” Here’s a rundown of his education proposals:

  • Establish truly universal full-day pre-kindergarten
  • Offer after-school programs for all middle school students
  • Ensure all students are reading at grade level by third-grade
  • Lower the stakes on testing
  • Expand community schools model in high-poverty neighborhoods
  • Increase focus on college and career readiness
  • Improve special education by focusing on professional development for teachers and principals
  • Reduce class size and focus on teacher retention
  • Strengthen citywide oversight and support for schools
  • Make school breakfasts more available
  • Maintain mandated sex education in schools
  • Ensure every child receives arts education

We excerpted the education section from the full platform, which addresses a full range of policy issues and constituencies, from transportation to animals. Read that here.

And check out de Blasio on the big education issues in our tracker, The Next Education Mayor.