Several years after financial crises forced overcrowding in dozens of classes, city schools opened last week with vastly better class sizes, administrators reported.
In the 10 elementary schools, just six classes had more than 25 pupils each last week, Chief Operating Officer Paul Salina told the board of education Tuesday night.
That compares with the two dozen elementary classes in 2012 that had more than 30 pupils each.
"We're pretty pleased with most of the sizes. There's been a consistent effort to put teachers in front of students, and it's worked well," Salina said.
Just four years ago, several elementary classes in New Britain started the year...