Cleveland schools may be gaining students, not losing them by the thousands

Nov 30, 2015 by

CLEVELAND, Ohio – About 860 more kids are enrolled in the Cleveland school district than last year, the district reports.

That represents a clear break from the large enrollment declines seen over the last few decades, and creates possibilities for the district to get more state support.

District officials say true enrollment changes won’t be known until the end of the school year. The district, however, is tracking unofficial counts on a daily basis and comparing them to the same date in previous years.

On Nov. 11, for example, it had 38,695 students 861 above last year on the same date, according to Kevin Alin, the district’s executive director of school choice and enrollment.

Alin said the district is “really excited” and encouraged that numbers are up, after years of constant decline.

“We still have a little over half the year left, but this is really positive news,” Alin said.

Source: Cleveland schools may be gaining students, not losing them by the thousands | cleveland.com

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