It wasn't long ago that dwindling enrollment forced painful school closings in Minneapolis. Now a couple of those buildings will likely reopen to help make room for 2,000 additional students over the next four years.
Enrollment at Minnesota charter schools quadruples in past decade
A new report from the St. Paul-based Center for School Change found enrollment in Minnesota charter schools has grown to just under 40,000 students. Meanwhile, enrollment at traditional public schools fell five percent in the same time period. Minnesota's first charter school opened 20 years ago in St. Paul.