The city paid hundreds of contract workers to clear classrooms for Eva Moskowitz's charter chain.
The charter network applied for 14 new schools in Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx and Queens.
Charters shouldn't be able to take space needed by badly crowded district schools, protesters said.
The trustees at Bronx Prep Charter School voted to put it under the management of Democracy Prep.
Harlem Success Academy is trying to take over classrooms at Frederick Douglass Academy II.
During a roundtable on the state budget, the mayor said colocations were still the city's decision.
The mayor claimed victory after Albany passed a budget with $300 million per year in UPK funding.
Growing Up Green Charter School, founded by Matthew Greenberg, will expand to a middle school next year.
Parents from Eva Moskowitz's Success Academy charter schools sued Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Moskowitz fought back after the city blocked a plan to co-locate three Success Academy schools.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said the new funds will help pay for things including universal pre-K seats.
80 percent of kindergartners with special needs left charter schools within three years, a study found.
The mayor-elect reiterated his promise to have the first phase of universal pre-K up by September 2014.
The controversial Williamsburg school has enrolled just over half its projected number of students.
Insiders say the Republican mayoral candidate's anemic poll numbers are keeping supporters away.
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