Census shows preschool population is declining in most counties in the state
As if lagging revenues and soaring costs weren't enough, many Michigan public school districts have another problem on the horizon: too few children.
The preschool population -- from newborns through 4-year-olds -- has fallen across the state in recent years. All but seven of Michigan's 83 counties had a dropoff between 2000 and 2003, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday...
2004-09-30 06:16 (New York)
By Liz Willen
Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Michael McGill climbs the terrazzo steps to a balcony above the newest wing of Scarsdale Middle School, part of a $22 million renovation that includes two-story tinted windows, a 31-classroom addition and a light-filled central indoor courtyard overlooking weeping willows.
The freshly tiled walls are lined with awards won by high achievers in the 4,569-student school district in Westchester Cou...