City, BK set to see more teachers, classrooms

BROOKLYN - The Department of Education is planning to add more teachers for schools in Brooklyn and the rest of the city.The move is part of a plan to reduce class sizes across the city. The plan is thanks to an additional $700 million from the state for education. Officials from the Department of Education will seek input from each borough before committing to a final plan.According to the New York Sun, $106 million will be dedicated to hiring 1,300 teachers and $66 million will focus on reducing class sizes. The report also states that $57 million will go towards extended-day programs and almost $13 million will be used to restructure middle schools and high schools.Advocacy groups have criticized the plan, claiming it is too modest and that class sizes will still be too large.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Neighborhood Brief for April 30
A 3-year-old girl died after a car accident 2 3-year-old killed in crash on Bruckner Boulevard
More than 2,000 people took part in the 3 Thousands attend NYPD Cares 5K for kids with disabilities
More than 200 Brooklyn residents received a goody 4 Expecting moms attend massive baby shower in E. Flatbush
The victim, a man in his 20s, was 5 Man shot in head during Williamsburg drive-by shooting

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.