4,000 New York City classrooms too crowded

Sept. 24, 2007
Union reports on classes that exceed contractual size limits.

More than 4,000 New York City public-school classrooms are over capacity, according to the United Federation of Teachers. The union's annual report found 4,303 classes that exceed contractual size limits last week, a 31 percent decline from last year.
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EARLIER: Seeking to placate critics who want details of how the city’s schools will use an influx of new state money, New York City Chancellor Joel I. Klein has released figures that showed District 27 in Queens as the big winner, receiving more than $14 million. Much of the money--$10 million--will go toward reducing class size. Critics say the distribution of funds raises the question of whether schools that are relatively high-performing are getting too much of the money.
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New York City Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein has announced how the school system plans to spend $228 million in new education financing from the state--nearly half of the money will be used to reduce class sizes. The $106 million allocation will enable the city to add 1,300 teachers to cut class sizes. The district will concentrate on the most crowded classrooms with students most at risk of failure.
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