overcrowded schools

Woodside gets more room to learn
Woodside gets more room to learn
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 11/18/2013 at 6:44PM

Shovels full of dirt hit the ground to alleviate overcrowded classrooms in Woodside. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with city officials and the community on November 15 at the corner of 58th Street and 39th Avenue to break ground on the construction of P.S. 339. “This new school is going to help so much here [...]

Survey says overcrowding problem at Queens schools
Survey says overcrowding problem at Queens schools
Education & Kids Liam La Guerre 10/02/2013 at 10:52AM

Queens schools are failing in at least one subject– classroom sizes. Hillcrest High School in Jamaica ranked highest in the number of oversized classrooms, 400, and Bayside’s Benjamin Cardozo High School follows with 385, according to a recent United Federation of Teachers (UFT) survey. More than 230,000 students citywide spent some of the first few [...]

New Woodside school to ease overcrowding
News Michael Pantelidis 2/22/2012 at 9:11AM

The city is using several empty lots to ensure students in one of New York’s most congested school districts don’t get lost in the “crowd.” Due to collaboration between the Department of Education (DOE), School Construction Authority (SCA) and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, the city plans to purchase a cluster of land in Woodside to [...]