Pandemic Seems To Be Driving School Enrollment Down, NPR Investigation Shows
October 9, 2020
In many states, this week marks fall count day, when schools must submit enrollment numbers to determine state funding for the next year. But the pandemic seems to be driving down those enrollments.
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Fall count day is this week in many states. That is the day when schools have to submit enrollment numbers to determine state funding for the next year. And this year, the pandemic seems to be driving down enrollment. NPR has documented drops in dozens of districts across the country. NPR's Anya Kamenetz was part of that investigation, and she joins us now.