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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.

Battery Park City »

Two Downtown Schools Cut Pre-K Programs Because of Overcrowding

P.S. 276 and the Peck Slip School will not run pre-K programs during the 2014-2015 school year.

Woodside »

Crowded Woodside Middle School to Get 600-Seat Addition

The addition at IS 125 is meant to replace the school's temporary classrooms, the DOE said.

Jackson Heights »

Rezoning Proposed for Overcrowded Jackson Heights Middle Schools

The city plans to change the boundaries for I.S. 145 and I.S. 230.

West Village »

City to Buy West Village School Building for $40M

The long-awaited deal will create additional school seats for West Village and Greenwich Village kids.

Civic Center »

1,000 New Elementary School Seats Needed Downtown, DOE Says

After years of complaints from parents and advocates, the DOE has agreed that more seats are needed.

Battery Park City »

Parents Slam DOE Failure to Plan for Downtown Kindergarten Wait-Lists

More than 100 kids remain on the wait-lists for Downtown kindergartens.

TriBeCa »

Popular Downtown Schools Face Kindergarten Lotteries Once Again

P.S. 234 and P.S. 276 will both have to hold lotteries for kindergarten this year.

Battery Park City »

Downtown Families Face Space Crunch in Beloved Schools

Lower Manhattan's elementary schools are popular but overcrowded.

Upper West Side »

Parents Turn to Magnet Schools to Escape Overcrowding

Some Upper West Side elementary schools are overcrowded, while magnet schools offer an alternative.

Park Slope »

Park Slope Rezoning Shifts School Landscape

The neighborhood is getting a new K-5 school in the fall of 2013 to ease the space crunch.

Sunnyside »

Construction Starts on New Sunnyside Elementary School

Officials broke ground on P.S. 313, saying the new school will help overcrowding in Queens District 24.

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