Maryland’s public schools saw a 3% decline in enrollment during the first quarter this year, as exposure to the coronavirus continues to keep most students and teachers at home. Now, state education officials are grappling with how to deal with the resulting learning loss. Some school districts have struggled to reach students altogether, the most disconcerting being Baltimore County Public Schools, which has not been able to make any contact with 15% of students, according to Maryland State Department of Education data. Almost 3% of Baltimore City Public Schools students have not been reached.
State Officials Explore Ways to Remedy Learning Loss as Public School Enrollment Declines
January 27, 2021