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Report: Overcrowding Plagues Almost Half of City Schools

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A new report finds almost half of the city's public school students are squeezed into overcrowded buildings, where classrooms often are held in trailers and annexes.

The Campaign for Fiscal Equity is calling for the city to develop a long-term strategy to combat overcrowding, saying it is one of the causes for low academic performance.

City data shows some of the schools have been over capacity for more than a decade. The Department of Education has not yet commented on the groups report.

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