Class Size

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Sunset Park »

De Blasio Not Doing Enough to Fix School Overcrowding, Critics Say

The city is changing its formula on calculating school overcrowding but not lowering target class sizes.

Upper East Side »

Prestigious UES School Loses a Second-Grade Class

P.S. 290 will have larger class sizes after the second grade was reduced from four to three classes.

New York City »

Bloomberg Questions Trading Textbooks for Tablets in the Classroom

Mayor Michael Bloomberg also dissed telecommuting as "one of the dumber ideas I’ve ever heard."

New York City »

City Class Sizes Continue to Grow, DOE Report Shows

Class sizes rose across the city this year, the Department of Education said.

Park Slope »

P.S. 321's PTA Aims to Raise Nearly $1 Million This Year

Money raised by the PTA goes toward reducing class size at the growing school.

Downtown »

Schools Chancellor Waves off Overcrowding Complaints

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said the city schools are not as overcrowded as critics fear.

Midtown & Theater District »

Mayor Bloomberg Defends Call to Cut Teachers by Half

Critics have slammed the mayor, who said he'd like to fire half the city's teachers to pay others more.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Parents, Teachers Fear Closure After LES School Earns 'F' Grade

The Department of Education ranked P.S. 137 on East Broadway among the 20 lowest-performing schools in the city.

Manhattan »

Mayor Bristles at 'Constant Dissing' of City's Education System

Mayor Bloomberg shot back at criticism of the city's education system and his handling of it on "Meet the Press" Sunday.

Downtown »

Murray Bergtraum Most Overcrowded School in Manhattan, Union Says

The city has nearly 1,000 more overcrowded classrooms this year than last year, the United Federation of Teachers said.

Manhattan »

State Appeals Court Rules Against UFT on Class Size

The teacher's union brought a suit saying the city mismanaged $760 million in state funds meant to reduce class size.