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Bond Act Passage Translates to More Seats in NYC Schools

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

New York City is getting a windfall from the 'smart schools' bond act, to the tune of about $780 million to be spent mostly on making more space in overcrowded schools. 
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Opinion: Time to Tackle Class Size

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Longtime advocates for smaller class sizes say now is the ideal time for the city to live up to its 2007 commitment to bring down the number of children in every grade level.

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Union: Special Ed Reforms Worsen Overcrowding

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

According to the annual survey of class size conducted by the teachers' union, there were 670 schools with overcrowded general education classes in the city in the first weeks of school, up from 660 last year. The number of overcrowded special education classes more than doubled.

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Should Program to Reward Teachers Include More Hours and Students?

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A high school teacher writes: "Before we discuss extending school days and years, I would rather examine how to better use the time we have. I have seen far too many teachers and schools make the mistake of saying, 'we need to do more,' when in reality they need to do less better."

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Elementary Students in Large Classes Tripled, Report Shows

Monday, March 26, 2012

The number of elementary school students in classes of 30 or more has tripled in the last three years as a result of teacher attrition and budget cuts to public schools, according to a report by City Councilman Brad Lander. Although the report warned of more class size growth, city officials said they do not expect to make further cuts to schools' budgets.

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On WNYC, a Discussion About School Buildings and Crowding

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The teachers union says about 7,000 city classrooms this year have more students than the contractual limit. On top of that, many students are having to learn in aging buildings. On WNYC’s “Brian Lehrer Show,” WNYC Senior Reporter Beth Fertig discussed the issues surrounding New York's school buildings with guest host Mike Pesca. Hear the full discussion.

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Appeals Court Tosses Out UFT's Case on Class Size

Thursday, July 28, 2011

WNYC

In a unanimous ruling, an appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the teacher’s union and other groups that claimed the city misused more than $700 million in state aid between 2007 and 2010 that was supposed to reduce class size.

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