Chicago released new data Friday showing that the district continued to lose students, but the rates of decline have slowed this fall compared to last.
But on the ground, numbers look different school by school, with elementary schools tending to see more growth as the number of 4-year-old preschoolers and kindergarteners inched up slightly.
Overall, Chicago counted 1,421 more 4-year-olds and about 110 more kindergarteners compared to last fall, while other grades tended to see drops.
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At the school level, per-student funding determines how many teachers a principal can hire, whether or not there are librarians and arts teachers, and how many programs are offered.
Forecasting tough decisions ahead for district leaders, the newly released numbers show 22 district-run or charter high schools with student populations below 270, though whether a school is considered “underenrolled” varies widely by building capacity. (Chalkbeat excluded alternative schools and high schools exclusively for students with disabilities from that count, since they tend to be smaller by design.)
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