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State reports Michigan K-12 student enrollment dropped by 53K amid COVID-19

Virginia Gordan, Michigan Radio |

State Superintendent Michael Rice announced the 3.7% decline Wednesday. 

In a written statement, Rice estimated that about three quarters of the decline is due, in roughly equal shares, to fewer kindergartners, more homeschool kids, and an estimated public school population decrease based on an average annual decrease of 13,000 students over the last ten years.

“The remainder, approximately 13,000 students, is a significant concern,” said Rice.

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