school overcrowding

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Upper West Side »

City Adding Dozen Kindergarten Spots at P.S. 199 To Ease Waitlist

The DOE has added seats to P.S. 199 despite promising not to increase enrollment.

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.

Forest Hills »

Parents Call on City to Fight School Overcrowding by Doubling New Seats

Under the city's current plan, approximately 38,000 new school seats would be created citywide.

Long Island City »

Parents Want New School Built at Hunters Point South

A petition calling for a school to be built at the affordable housing site has more than 400 signatures.

Woodside »

Parents Push for New Middle School in Sunnyside and Woodside

Parents will present a petition with over 600 signatures to Chancellor Carmen Farina Wednesday night. 

Forest Hills »

Parents Furious That City Has No Fix for Forest Hills Kindergarten Crisis

Dozens of Forest Hills kids are waitlisted and will be sent to schools further away, parents said.

Sunset Park »

Sunset Park Schools Have No Kindergarten Waitlists This Year, DOE Says

Schools in the neighborhood have had long kindergarten waitlists since at least 2012.

Corona »

Dozens Wait-listed After New Corona School Cuts 4 Kindergarten Classes

The school will cut four of its six kindergarten classes next year, the DOE said.

Corona »

Pols Push City to Expand Corona School Where Hundreds Learn in Trailers

The 1,700 students at P.S. 143 share a small building, with 6 trailers and an annex 15 blocks away.

Woodside »

MAP: How Overcrowded Is Your Child's School District?

Schools are crowded in all five boroughs. New seats are on the way, but not enough to solve the problem.

Financial District »

Assembly Speaker Offers Own Offices to Fix Overcrowded Classrooms

Speaker Silver is offering space in his office building to create more classrooms at DOE headquarters.

Upper West Side »

New Kindergarten Class at P.S. 199 Sparks Overcrowding Fears

The DOE said it added 25 new seats to the popular school to accomodate a long waitlist this year. 

Sunset Park »

DOE Places Brooklyn Mom's 3 Sons in Schools in 3 Different Neighborhoods

Jovita Sosa was repeatedly told a new DOE computer system, not principals, controls enrollment.

Fresh Meadows »

DOE Fails to Count Thousands of Students Taking Class in Trailers: Report

The DOE estimates nearly 7,000 students take classes in trailers. Advocates put the number much higher.

Woodside »

School Plan Would Cram 46 Kids Into Single Queens Classroom

A proposal to ease overcrowding at P.S. 11 in Woodside would make it worse, parents said.