Study reveals decline in DC school enrollment, what’s expected in coming years | WTOP

July 14, 2022
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On July 13, 2022, the D.C. Policy Center’s report, Declining births and lower demand: Charting the future of public school enrollment in D.C., was cited by WTOP:

School enrollment numbers in D.C. are projected to decline, the latest shift after years of growth in its public and charter schools.

The study, released by the local research group D.C. Policy Center, shows enrollment didn’t change much during the pandemic and before the pandemic — D.C. public and charter schools experienced a steady increase in numbers and that was expected to continue.

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Related: Declining births and lower demand: Charting the future of public school enrollment in D.C. | D.C. Policy Center

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