It's hard to say, though, whether this is a temporary adjustment or a long-term trend.
Students from abroad have become a rich revenue source for many state colleges and their towns. What happens if the Trump administration's anti-immigration sentiment and policies drive them away?
New Mexico is the first state to ban the practice. Now the rest have till the end of the school year to adopt an official policy for what happens when parents miss meal payments.
A continuing education program for teachers has the power to reduce attrition rates, but it's having trouble catching on.