The number of public school students could fall by more than 8% in a decade
The Hechinger Report
NOVEMBER 26, 2018
What does the declining birthrate mean for elementary, middle and high schools across the country? “If it does come true, we’re going to see massive changes,” said Mike Griffith, a school finance specialist at the Education Commission of the States, a think tank that aims to inform education policy. But in order to predict high school graduates, WICHE’s statisticians also projected student enrollments for first grade through 2020 to 12th grade through 2030.