Chronic Absenteeism Affects Nearly All School Districts

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A new analysis of federal data by Attendance Works finds that half of all chronically absent students live in just 4 percent of U.S. school districts, mostly disadvantaged urban neighborhoods. The analysis finds that chronic absence (when a student misses 10 percent of a school year) affects 89 percent of school districts nationwide, even in affluent suburbs with high levels of academic achievement. High-poverty urban neighborhoods and small rural districts struggle the most with chronic absenteeism, according to the analysis.

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