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Updated Sep 7, 2013 - 1:39 pm

Troubled Tucson schools see more enrollment drops

TUCSON, Ariz. — A new survey shows that the troubled Tucson Unified School
District is continuing to experience drastic enrollment declines.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that the survey found
that more than 500 students opted not to enroll just months after the district
closed 11 schools.

In recent years, enrollment has been dropping by about 1,500 students annually.

Officials said the expansion of two local charter schools also helped lure
students away.

New superintendent H.T. Sanchez has ordered a comprehensive demographics study
to understand where people are moving and why, the job opportunities available,
and other factors.

The district faced national criticism and was the subject of a PBS documentary
after it recently ended its Mexican American Studies program.

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Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com

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