School Enrollment

Illinois public schools saw a 1.7% drop in enrollment this school year, according to data from Dec. 14. But the number of English learners is growing.
Chicago Public Schools will host the first of three public meetings at 6 p.m. Jan. 19. Residents are invited to weigh in on the plan to build a new high school on vacant land at 26th and State streets, where the Harold L. Ickes Homes once stood.
Adams announced that he will delay the previously scheduled cut, giving a temporary reprieve to schools who lost students during the pandemic and are still struggling with the effects of last year’s cuts.
Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men was among Detroit’s numerous alternative schools, created in the 1980s as a solution to poor grades and attendance among some of the city’s youth.
School board members were initially shocked at the price and will consider downsizing some projects in January or February.
The initiative reaches roughly 1,500 students across 58 schools, with 23 separate courses.
If we don’t face and accept our current reality, it will be hard for us to change it.
58% of NYC charter schools shrank during COVID, even as the sector grew overall. Two of the city’s major charter networks — Success Academy and Uncommon Schools — saw student enrollment shrink last year.
Applications for next school year are due Thursday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. Students can apply for magnet, gifted, selective enrollment, charter, and neighborhood schools through the GoCPS portal. Offers will be made in the spring.
Charter school enrollment spiked early in the pandemic, then flattened in the 2021-22 school year, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
“The reality is, at several points in the near future, we’re all going to have to make unpopular decisions,” Superintendent Alex Marrero said.
The Denver school board rejected a pared down recommendation to close just 2 schools. Members called for more community engagement even as budget questions loom.
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