Schools in Minneapolis area try to woo students from other districts

Jan. 4, 2008
Declining enrollment has intensified the competition among districts for students

As suburban school districts age and begin to lose enrollment, competition for students in the Minneapolis area has gotten more intense. The competition is heating up now as winter deadlines for changing schools and districts approach. Most districts that have stopped growing are quick to welcome students from other districts and the $5,074 per-student state funding that comes with each one. Such student movement is allowed by Minnesota's pioneering open enrollment law or other district policies.

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