Gabrielle LaMarr LeMee

School districts that saw declines in student enrollment during COVID are looking to the fall. But there are early signs that enrollment may not fully rebound.
When Chalkbeat obtained a trove of data about the teacher workforce in Michigan, we saw an opportunity to tell the stories of the humans behind the numbers.
The number of families that chose in-person learning varied widely by campus, and about 15,000 students did not make a selection at all.
When asked to describe whether the student in their home was on pace academically, families were divided and some weren’t sure how to tell.
New York City’s public schools lost more students this year than the previous 14 years combined.
Nearly 88% of Indiana students from the class of 2020 graduated, a slight uptick from 2019. The graduation rate has been stagnant for about a decade.
Data from 33 states shows that K-12 public school enrollment has dropped across those states by more than a half a million students since the same time last year.
The relatively small size of many school outbreaks could mean that Colorado’s safety and quarantine protocols have helped limit transmission.
The pattern generally holds across cities, towns, suburbs and rural areas, an analysis by The Associated Press and Chalkbeat finds.
Good ventilation could lower the risk of coronavirus transmission. Find out where your school stands.
Despite high need and great effort, many Colorado school districts are reaching just a fraction of the students they fed when school was in session. The reasons are complicated.
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Illinois will receive $569.5 million in emergency school funds from the federal government to spend on its schools’ coronavirus response.
The findings revealed troubling questions about how lead remediation is conducted in schools, observers say.
Enrollment this year grew by less than 0.2%, with 913,223 students enrolled this year — 1,687 more than in 2018-19. It’s a slightly bigger increase than last year.
Those students were wiped off the books because they were labeled as leaving to home-school — a designation that helps boost graduation rates for high schools.
It’s been a tumultuous decade in education policy. The 2010s were marked by some sweeping efforts to change how schools function.
GreatSchools’ ratings effectively penalize schools that serve largely low-income students and those serving largely black and Hispanic students.
We found a fairly strong relationship between school ratings and a school’s share of low-income students, as well as its share of black and Hispanic students.
More than 3,700 Indiana students who were expected to graduate last year left without diplomas. Most were clustered in just 61 schools.