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Kalamazoo Public Schools lost nearly 700 students in the last year

KALAMAZOO, MI — Enrollment at Kalamazoo Public Schools fell about 5% during the pandemic.

Districts across the state have reported falling student populations since the pandemic forced schools into virtual learning. KPS is one of the last large districts in Michigan to remain in fully virtual mode through the remainder of the school year.

Gary Start, deputy superintendent of business and finance, said KPS lost about 5%, or 690 students, from fall 2019 to fall 2020.

In fall 2019, the district enrolled 12,848 students. In the fall of 2020, 12,158 students were enrolled in the district, Start said.

The drop

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Public Stakes in Small Firms

(Bloomberg) — European policy makers who frantically assembled plans to help their economies weather the coronavirus lockdowns are starting to focus on how to prevent cascading bankruptcies that could derail the rebound.

The next big idea gaining traction among officials and economists is potentially taking stakes in small and medium-sized businesses, in contrast to early efforts that relied heavily on loans to keep corporations afloat.

The European Commission and the Bank of England have both floated the concept, and France’s finance ministry is examining the option. So is Germany’s economy ministry, according to a spokesman. The nation’s DIHK business association,

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