On November 16, 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 the Washington Informer:
The DC Policy Center released a study earlier this year that highlighted declining pre-school and elementary school enrollment in the pre-pandemic years. This had especially been the case among Black families living east of the Anacostia River, supposedly because of gaps in access to early childhood education centers.
When schools opened in August, Bowser hinted at the uptick in enrollment. She and State Superintendent Christina Grant also made the rounds promoting its advanced internship program where high school students can earn a stipend and college credit exploring various careers.