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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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Brodie Langston is New Hanover County Schools’ Student of the Week

This feature is sponsored by O’Brien Service Company.

Student Name: Brodie Langston

School: SEA-Tech

Grade: Ninth

Best subjects: World History

Worst subject: Principles of Business and Finance

Favorite quote or saying: I don’t have a favorite quote or saying.

What drives you crazy? The book “The Odyssey” and people who are not open-minded

What makes you happy? Having time to myself

Favorite book: “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Favorite movie: “V for Vendetta”

Favorite color: Dark green

Favorite food: Sushi

What do you do for fun? Play video games

Whom do you admire most, and why? I admire people who

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Success Academy Offers Sobering Lesson for Reopening NYC Schools

(Bloomberg) — If any school in America could find an edge just now — a magic way to reopen kindergarten or teach Algebra online — you might think it was one beloved by Wall Street millionaires and billionaires.

But not even Success Academy, the largest charter-school network in New York, the nation’s largest school district, has easy answers for teaching kids during this pandemic.

As school districts everywhere weigh bringing students back against the risks of spreading the virus, Success Academy offers a sobering lesson about how daunting that calculus has become. This much is certain: reopening schools is now

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Drug could be ready by summer’s end; Florida orders ‘brick and mortar’ schools to open; 130,000 US deaths

The U.S. coronavirus death toll has surpassed 130,000 but a U.S. pharmaceutical company says it could have initial doses of a drug ready by the end of summer that could treat or even prevent COVID-19.

A $450 million federal contract awarded Regeneron Pharmaceuticals could help get the drug to “many people quickly, hopefully helping to change the course of this deadly and still-raging pandemic,” the company said in a statement.

The news comes as confirmed cases surge across most of the U.S. – Dr. Anthony Fauci said the country is “still knee-deep in the first wave of this.” Arizona is

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