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Overcrowded and Overwhelmed: Inside P.S. 176

How do you fit 22 third graders in a room the size of a Manhattan studio apartment? Ask P.S. 176 in Brooklyn. It's one of hundreds of crowded schools that can't catch a break.

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Chancellor Carmen Fariña fulfilled her pledged to strengthen the role of school superintendents, the principals' bosses, by filling seven vacancies and replacing eight others.

Overcrowded and Overwhelmed: Inside P.S. 176

How do you fit 22 third graders in a room the size of a Manhattan studio apartment? Ask P.S. 176 in Brooklyn. It's one of hundreds of crowded schools that can't catch a break.

State Regents Approve Alternative Path to Graduation

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Mayor Weighs Admissions Changes for NYC's Top High Schools

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