Another Pandemic Shift: In Many School Districts, 1 in 10 Kindergartners Didn’t Show Up

Chalkbeat | Kalyn Belsha

“It all has to do with the quality of that care setting…Affluent parents can buy their way into high-quality settings, regardless of the constraints that they face, whereas families that have fewer resources have fewer choices and face very tough decisions.”

Kindergarten programs nationwide are reporting decreased attendance since schools reopened amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This story from Chalkbeat national reporter Kalyn Belsha digs into the factors behind the enrollment decline.

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