Colorado Schools Missing 29,900 Students as Pandemic Disrupts Education

Chalkbeat Colorado | Erica Meltzer

“The 5,798 missing kindergartners and 13,802 students missing in first through fifth grade account for almost two-thirds of the enrollment decline. Eight thousand fewer 4-year-olds enrolled in public preschool, a 23% decline.”

Colorado is experiencing a major drop-off in student enrollment during the pandemic. Chalkbeat Colorado explores statewide declines for different age groups and the implications for both schools and children.

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