Diving Into Data Workshop 2020
On Oct. 20, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released new data that provides a first look at how many students are attending public schools across the state this school year. While the data is preliminary, it provides an initial understanding of declines in K-12 student enrollment that have rippled across the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since the earliest days of the new school year, national media have reported a decline in kindergarten enrollment nationwide amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now, preliminary data from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI), released on Oct. 20, provides a first look at how many kindergartners are attending public schools across the state this year. North Carolina, along with 30 other states, does not require children to attend kindergarten.