The city has selected 72 schools around the city to receive a total $18 million in extra cash to help lower class sizes as part of a pilot program in this year’s budget.

To be selected, a school needed to be deemed “higher-need,” with students coming from lower-income households and with state math and reading scores being below average. They also had to have larger-than-average class sizes.

FILE – In this Sept. 29, 2020, file photo, students line up to have their temperature checked before entering PS 179 elementary school in the Kensington neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) The city has selected 72 schools around the city to receive […]

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