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A New School Year, and a More Crowded One

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

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The million-plus students returning to the city's public schools Thursday can count on at least one thing: more crowded classrooms. According to Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, classrooms will swell by an average of 1.5 students, but he argued that the impact would be minimal.

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No Teacher Layoffs, But City Schools Still Face Budget Cuts

Monday, June 27, 2011

Teachers were spared from layoffs after the city reached a deal with the union and Department of Education last week — but principals were told Monday they have to shed $178 million from their budgets in the fiscal year starting next month.

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Bloomberg Calls on Cuomo to Do More to End Last In, First Out

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he supports Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to expedite a new teacher evaluation system but it won't factor into layoffs since it wouldn't take effect before September. "It simply kicks the can down the road," Bloomberg said.

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