Friday, November 19, 2010

Class Sizes Grew in New York City Despite $740 million investment

Overcrowded classroom in New York
NY city, the largest school district in the US, reports that it's average class sizes increased despite a city commitment since 2007 to reduce class sizes across all grades in exchange for$740 million state money earmarked for that purpose.

Excluding special education classes, 22.4 percent of elementary and middle school students were in classes of 20 or fewer children two years ago. Now, only 13.7 percent are. Meanwhile, the percentage packed into classrooms with 28 students or more has jumped to 31 percent from 23 percent, according to an analysis by The New York Times.

Class Sizes Grew in New York City Despite '07 Deal to Cut Them -

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