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Long Island City »

Gantry Parent Association was created last month in response to the lack of nearby schools.

Sunnyside »

Parents want the city to build a new school on a lot at 37th Avenue and 48th Street.

Woodside »

P.S. 361 will serve pre-k and kindergarten students this year, as well as kids from nearby P.S. 11.

Upper West Side »

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

Sunset Park »

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

Forest Hills »

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

Long Island City »

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

Woodside »

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

Forest Hills »

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

Sunset Park »

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

Corona »

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

Corona »

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

Woodside »

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

Financial District »

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

Upper West Side »

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