St. Paul adds students for first time in decade

The school district recorded a net gain of about 200 students this year, a tiny gain – but a nice change of pace after so many years of losses. The district registered nearly 38,000 students this year, down from about 41,100 in 2005-06.

St. Paul Public Schools has added students, halting a steady decline in recent years. It added about 200 students, a tiny fraction of nearly 38,000 total, but a hopeful sign, the Pioneer Press recently reported. The district is off its target to add 3,000 students by 2014. But it's good news for a district that receives about $7,250 on average per pupil from the state.

With more students come more teachers. KARE 11 talk this week with two teachers added this year:

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