From the Daily News:
Parents and elected officials in Long Island City are blasting the city for failing to plan for a population boom that has put a strain on the only public school in the area with a prekindergarten program.
Recent housing developments have forced parents to sweat through the pre-K enrollment process. The deadline to submit applications for a child to enter the citywide pre-K lottery was Friday.
There were 91 applicants last year for the 36 full-day pre-K seats available at Public School 78 - the only program in the 11101 zip code.
Officials at the Department of Education said limited funding has stymied its ability to tackle the problem, even though the issue is on the department's radar.
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