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Opinion: Denver’s shrinking school enrollment is an opportunity to improve

But DPS needs a good plan, the right data, and a strong stomach

Opinion Columns

Declining birth rates, coupled with COVID disruptions, are driving down enrollment in Colorado public schools

The state counted about 1,200 fewer K-12 students this school year. Some analysts expect that, as birth rates continue to decrease, student enrollment in public schools won’t rebound.

Education

The pandemic impacted fall enrollment at Colorado community colleges — but not as much as feared

Enrollment in the system remains down over 10% from 2019.

Education

Colorado school finance bill would spare districts from impact of enrollment declines

The Joint Budget Committee OK'd an education finance bill that send an extra $60 million to districts that saw large enrollment declines or a decrease in the number of students living in poverty. Rural districts will share another $25 million from the new nicotine tax.

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