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Why Public Schools Are Hemorrhaging Students

One week before the first day of school in Colorado’s Adams District 14, new superintendent Karla Loria went knocking door to door to find students who had not yet registered for school this year.

There were 12 names on her list. During her first attempt, she registered eight. By the end of the week, she had found and enrolled all 12. Other administrators tasked with their own list of missing children weren’t as lucky — and their jobs could be on the line because of it.

With enrollment numbers tied directly to the district’s funds, it’s imperative that students show up to school…

Despite their efforts, the district started school with 5% fewer students, adding to a decline made worse by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more…

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