How Going Remote Led to Dramatic Drops in Public School Students

EdSource | Karen D’Souza & Daniel J. Willis 

“Nationwide, the steepest kindergarten losses were seen in neighborhoods below and just above the poverty line, where the average household income for a family of four was $35,000 or less. The drop was 28% larger in schools in those neighborhoods than in the rest of the country.”

The transition to remote-only schooling led to some surprising drops in public school enrollment, particularly in kindergarteners. Educators fear that low-income children with less access to enrichment resources are the most vulnerable to the transition and will probably struggle in future schooling.

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