- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - New state enrollment figures show Utah’s charter schools gained an additional 4,000 students this year.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2fBDrQ3 ) that according to the Utah Board of Education, charter school enrollment increased by nearly 6 percent from 2015. The state has seen growth among the state’s charter schools for several years, but that growth has slowed.

In 2014, charter enrollment rose 12 percent, followed by 9.8 percent in 2015.

State Charter School Board spokesman Mark Peterson says enrollment “may be levelling off” because the board has been approving fewer new charter schools than it has in the past.

The alternative schools enroll 11 percent of all Utah students.

Utah’s public schools saw more than 644,000 new students this year, an increase of less than 2 percent from 2015.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com


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