Report shows enrollment in DC schools is down and projected to continue to decline | WJLA

July 18, 2022
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On July 18, 2022, the D.C. Policy Center’s report, Declining births and lower demand: Charting the future of public school enrollment in D.C., was featured by WJLA:

A report by the DC Policy Center shows enrollment growth stalled in D.C. schools during the pandemic and if the trend continues, an enrollment that currently stands at 87,000 could decline to 81,000 by 2026.

According to the report, a decline in births and residents of childbearing age leaving D.C. are contributing to the enrollment decline.

Read more: Report shows enrollment in DC schools is down and projected to continue to decline | WJLA

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

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