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DOE: New York City public schools have lost 43,000 Studnets so far this school year

Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech

4 days ago

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New York City public school enrollment has fallen significantly in almost all grade levels this school year, according to preliminary data from the Department of Education released on Wednesday. The country’s largest public school system lost a total of 43,000 children in the 2020/21 school year, making a total of 960,000 students. Of all grade levels, the largest decline has occurred among the city’s youngest learners. In 2020, the DOE reports that around 10,000 new preschool students were enrolled over 4,000 fewer than the previous year. Officials acknowledge the decline could be due to concerns about sending children back to classrooms amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. According to the DOE, enrollment rates in public elementary schools have decreased since the 2014-2015 school year, while enrollment rates have declined every year since the 2016-17 school year. On Wednesday, officials argued that part of the reason for the drop in enrollment was due to a falling birth rate in the city. “Given the current circumstances of a pandemic, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing larger swings in enrollment this year,” said DOE spokeswoman Katie O’Hanlon. “However, no school district has stabilized its school system as we have, which means that we can and will offer our students the gold standard for health, safety and learning in a completely changed educational environment.” School management has expressed concerns about falling enrollments as federal funding for New York public schools is tied in part to student enrollment. 3K enrollment decreased by 8%. Pre-K enrollment decreased by 13%. Enrollment in kindergarten decreased by 9%. The enrollment in 1st class decreased by 6%. Enrollment in the 2nd grade fell by 8%. The enrollment in the 3rd grade decreased by 4% (as in the previous year). The enrollment decreased by 6%. Enrollment in the 5th grade decreased by 5%. Enrollment in the 6th grade fell by 3% (as in the previous year). Enrollment in 7th grade fell by 5%. The enrollment in the 8th grade did not change. Enrollment in the 9th grade decreased by 4%, increased by 2% Enrollment in the 11th grade rose by 2%. Enrollment in grade 12 decreased by 1% (as in the previous year). continue reading

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