School's In, But The Kids Are Out: Why Enrollment Continues To Drop
December 22, 2021
Public school enrollment dropped three percent nationwide during the 2020-2021 school year.
NPR's education team continued to track enrollment this school year and found that while districts have gained students, a significant majority are still not back to where they were prior to the pandemic.
A similar story has unfolded in Los Angeles, Chicago and at more public schools across the nation.