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More parents enroll children in city schools after door knocking campaign

More parents enroll children in city schools after door knocking campaign

Several hundred Baltimore parents are enrolling their children in city schools after teachers knocked on 34,000 doors in targeted neighborhoods and urged them to do so, according to new enrollment data.

The increased enrollments were part of a five-week outreach campaign to reverse declining enrollment and school funding by convincing parents to give the city public school system a try.

At least 329 new pre-kindergarteners will arrive in the schools this fall and 17 dropouts are returning. The numbers represent a start toward the goal of stemming the loss of thousands of students in recent years due to dropouts, transfers and parents simply not enrolling young...

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