Education: To Catch Up

Like every other U.S. community, New York City fell behind in school construction during the war, now has to catch up at a time when wartime births have rocketed school enrollments. Last week the New York City Board of Education had figured out what it would need to house the peak number of 1,050,000 pupils it expects between now and 1956: 165 new elementary and junior high schools, 31 senior high schools, 103 additions to existing buildings. Estimated cost of catching up: $511,607,630.


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