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The ‘mystery’ of B.I.’s kindergarten boom

I heard an array of theories to explain the surprise spike in both public and private kindergarten enrollment this year. Some of them are recounted in the story below.

School officials are happy to have a fresh crop of kids sprout up after the last couple years of sagging enrollment.

After talking to a lot of people and looking at national, state and school district demographics and other data, I never did find an answer that seemed to hit the nail squarely on the head. School administrators are also a bit baffled, as were the real estate agents and city planners I talked to.

What’s your theory to explain the island’s kindergarten boom?

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