Posted November 13, 2019 06:00:59In some parts of the country, schools are overflowing with students.
But in some parts, like the South Side of Chicago, that overflow could be the result of students not graduating on time.
According to the Tribune, the school district estimates that one in five students who graduated from high school in the city in 2019 did not graduate on time, leaving the district without enough students to meet its enrollment goals.
The problem was made worse by the fact that some students were already attending college, and some were even applying to universities.
So far, the city has been working to fix the problem, and last week the Chicago Public Schools Board of Education voted to increase graduation rates.
The district says that while it has a lot of challenges in the coming years, it is focused on keeping up with its enrollment targets.
In a statement, CPS said that while the increase in graduation rates was welcomed, it was not a silver bullet.
It said that it would be “critical” for students to continue to apply for the programs offered by the school districts, and to continue working with parents to find the best plan to meet the needs of students.
“While the district has done a good job in improving graduation rates in recent years, there is still much work to be done to ensure that the city is able to meet all of the district’s enrollment goals,” the statement said.