KUOW – Bellevue School Board to vote on school closures

DPS recommends closing 3 DPS schools this year as enrollment falls (denverpost.com)

Harlandale ISD could close schools due to financial difficulties (mysanantonio.com)

Ocean View School District to look at more options, input on dealing with declining enrollment – Orange County Register (ocregister.com)

Where did all the kids go? School enrollment continues to fall across St. Louis region (stltoday.com)

The college-age population is about to crash. It will change higher education forever. – Vox

And typical of VOX, they kinda sorta maybe understand a little of it, but then muck it up:

In four years, the number of students graduating from high schools across the country will begin a sudden and precipitous decline, due to a rolling demographic aftershock of the Great Recession. Traumatized by uncertainty and unemployment, people decided to stop having kids during that period. But even as we climbed out of the recession, the birth rate kept dropping, and we are now starting to see the consequences on campuses everywhere. Classes will shrink, year after year, for most of the next two decades. People in the higher education industry call it “the enrollment cliff.”

There was a temporary “Baby boom echo” – as the children of the Baby Boom peaked in about 2008. The “echo” was half as long as the original Boom, and far smaller. The fertility rate merely returned to its long running decline.


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