City, BX set to see more teachers, classrooms

THE BRONX - The Department of Education is planning to add more teachers for schools in the Bronx 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.

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