Public Education
North Dakota preschool enrollment drops even as state spending increased

(The Center Square) – Preschool enrollment dropped from 12% to 3% in North Dakota last year while state spending per child increased, a new report found. The National Institute for… Read More

May 23, 2023
Public Education
Report: Massachusetts school enrollment declines projected through 2030

(The Center Square) – A new study of public-school enrollment changes reveals that Massachusetts could have a decline over the next several years. Pioneer Institute on Tuesday released Enrollment in… Read More

April 25, 2023
Public Education
Seattle Schools will not consolidate next year despite deficit and budget cuts

(The Center Square) – Seattle Public Schools is working on its upcoming budget to address a $131 million deficit, but no consolidation of schools will occur in the 2023-24… Read More

March 22, 2023
Public Education
‘Ghost students’ cost Wisconsin taxpayers nearly $360 million

(The Center Square)  – Enrollment in Wisconsin’s public schools is down, yet many school districts in the state continue to be paid for students who are no longer in their… Read More

March 3, 2023
Christian Schools
Catholic schools, home schooling retain pandemic enrollment

(National Catholic Register) – When Damon and Lauren Paczkowski discovered that their two children’s public elementary school would only be open for half days in the fall of 2020, they… Read More

March 2, 2023
Public Education
Where did all the public school students go?

More than 1.2 million students left the public system in a COVID-fueled diaspora. A new report examines where they went and why. In Where Kids Went… Read More

February 13, 2023
Public Education
‘We are at the tipping point’: Seattle Schools may consolidate due to $131M budget deficit

(The Center Square) – Seattle Public Schools is facing a deficit of $131 million that could cause the district to consolidate some of its schools. Student enrollment at… Read More

February 9, 2023
Public Education
Washington school district may close three elementary schools due to declining enrollment

(The Center Square) – The Bellevue School District is considering closing three elementary schools for the 2023-24 school year in the wake of declining enrollment. In the last… Read More

February 7, 2023
Public Education
Louisiana public school enrollment has shrunk 5% since 2020

(The Center Square) — A recent audit shows Louisiana’s K-12 public school enrollment was 658,118 in the 2021-22 school year, down from a peak of about 712,000 in 2013. Louisiana… Read More

February 6, 2023
School choice supporters optimistic over Wisconsin open enrollment

(The Center Square) – The latest snapshot of the desire for school choice in Wisconsin is developing this week when the Open Application Period for three of Wisconsin’s school choice… Read More

February 3, 2023
Public Education
Delaware education spending rising as enrollment, test scores drop

(The Center Square) — Delaware is pouring more taxpayer money into education than most other states, but the spending hasn’t dramatically boosted enrollment or student test scores, according to a new… Read More

January 31, 2023
Nearly 49% of Florida students are using school choice options

(reimaginED) – More than 1.6 million K-12 students in Florida – nearly 49% of the student population – are using the education option selected by their parent or guardian as… Read More

January 24, 2023
North Carolina charter schools boast big gains since 2019

(The Center Square) – North Carolinians will host hundreds of events in the coming days for National School Choice Week, and they have a lot to celebrate. Over the last… Read More

January 23, 2023
Op-Ed: Enrollment declines increase pressure on ‘woke’ higher ed

(The Center Square) – Higher education is confronting a problem: its customer base is shrinking. High birth rates in the 1990s and early 2000s created large incoming classes. After reaching… Read More

January 20, 2023
Christian Schools
Christian Schools are filling up as enrollment season opens

Christian schools across the country are enrolling students for the 2023-24 school year, building on historic gains in student numbers over the last several years.  For some… Read More

January 19, 2023
Public Education
Mississippi lawmakers consider 9.7% spending hike for K-12 education amid enrollment decline

(The Center Square) — Despite shrinking enrollment, Mississippi lawmakers are likely to give public schools a nearly 10% spending increase. New state Superintendent Robert Taylor made his debut before lawmakers… Read More

January 19, 2023
Americans are rethinking education priorities

When it comes to education, the American public has some new priorities. In the wake of the pandemic, 55% of Americans agree schools should be rethinking how they… Read More

January 19, 2023
Analysis says Arizona’s school choice program saving taxpayers money, contradicting Gov. Hobbs

(The Center Square) – In her Jan. 9 State of the State address, Gov. Katie Hobbs said the expansion of Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program would bankrupt… Read More

January 12, 2023
Christian Schools
200 new classical Christian schools open in just 2 years

For the Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS), 30 years of hard work is starting to pay off. Dr. Timothy Dernlan, vice president of member services… Read More

January 12, 2023
Detroit charter schools college enrollment numbers show school choice works

(The Center Square) – As Michigan Democrats holding a political trifecta aim to regulate charter schools, data from the graduating class of 2021 show that the top eight open-enrollment high… Read More

January 11, 2023