The enthusiasm to expand universal Pre-Kindergarten education across the state is fizzling over money issues…even though the Governor promised a blank check to districts earlier this year. Now education advocates are saying the effort to get more four-year-olds into full-day preschool might need some retooling.
It was just this past March during budget talks when expanding Universal Pre-K to all new York families who wanted it was a hot topic.
Students from Syracuse's Fowler High School partnered with undergraduates from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications to produce three films about life in the halls, classrooms and playing fields of Fowler. The Fowler students, Khang Tran, Phuc Do, Vincent Ndabaruta and Deemah Abdulwahed, participated in a 10-week seminar taught by Newhouse Professor Richard Breyer.