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Congress Considering Bill to Help Ease Overcrowding in Triangle Classrooms

Posted August 28, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT

— A new report shows some young students are not getting as much out of the classroom as possible.

According to a congressional report, more than nine out of 10 kindergarten through third-grade classrooms in the Triangle are overcrowded.

North Carolina congressmen David Price and Bob Etheridge released the report Tuesday during a visit to Cary.

Congress is considering two bills to help schools. One would provide $25 billion nationally to build more classrooms; the other would help school systems attract better teachers.