ERIC Number: ED455670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Still No Room To Learn: Crowded NYC Schools Continue To Jeopardize Smaller Class Size Plans. A Follow-Up Report to "No Room To Learn" and to the Class Size Summit Working Papers.
This follow-up report revisits the overcrowded classroom issues facing the New York City Public School system after one year's efforts to correct the problem. The study reveals that: (1) 53 percent of all New York City elementary school buildings and annexes are overcrowded and continue to operate at 99 percent or greater capacity; (2) in 10 school districts, 70 percent or more of elementary school buildings are operating at 99 percent or greater capacity; (3) minischools and transportables, both ways to quickly increase capacity, are also overcrowded; and (4) over the last year, New York City collected less than 31 percent of the state's reimbursable school building aid despite enrolling almost 40 percent of the state's students. To end the class-size crunch and improve student performance, the report recommends that a number of specific actions be taken by the board of education, the State, and the City, including lobbying for new federal assistance. (GR)
Descriptors: Class Size, Comparative Analysis, Crowding, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Public Schools, Urban Schools
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Public Advocate for the City of New York, NY.