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By Lily Altaven Arizona Republic
An estimated 50,000 students vanished from the state’s public district and charter schools over the summer, preliminary student count numbers for the 2020-2021 school year show.
The loss is nearly equivalent to the population of Casa Grande.
That means Arizona has lost 5% of its students between this school year and the end of last. Numbers also show kindergarten enrollment is down by 14%.