Friday, April 04, 2008

DCPS enrollment down, charters up

For the seventh year in a row DCPS sheds students while charter schools see growth.
According to an audit released by the Office of the State Superintendent, about 49,400 students were enrolled in the city's public schools for the 2007-2008 school year.

That's the first time enrollment has dipped below 50,000. Last year, enrollment in the public school system was certified at more than 55,000.

Meanwhile, charter schools saw an increase to nearly 22,000 students this year. That's the first time enrollment has topped 20,000.

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