City, BK set to see more teachers, classrooms

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.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."