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D.C. school enrollment hits 15-year high, mayor says | Washington Post

November 14, 2022
  • D.C. Policy Center

On November 14, 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 Post:

The figure represents an increase of almost 3 percent from last school year, or about 2,600 more students, according to preliminary data from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). Before the pandemic, public school enrollment had been growing by an average of about 1,600 students every school year since the 2007-2008 academic year, according to the D.C. Policy Center, a local research group. That progress stalled during the public health crisis.

Read more: D.C. school enrollment hits 15-year high, mayor says | Washington Post

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

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