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Immigration spurs ‘dramatic’ enrollment increase in Stamford schools

Stamford Advocate


By Sophie Vaughan

STAMFORD —Each school year comes with its own surprises, but this year has already delivered hundreds.

Hundreds of additional students that is.

Compared to last year’s October enrollment of 16,082 students, the district counted 16,652 children enrolled in Stamford Public Schools as of Oct. 1, a surge of 570.

“That’s a significant amount. Over the last years, increases were 150, 200 or 220 students, but 570 is a large number,” said Judith Singer, the district’s research director, in charge of tracking student enrollment.

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