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WAMU/NPR: D.C. schools are struggling to keep kids in the classroom

January 17, 2024

WAMU reporter Sarah Y. Kim uncovers DC’s chronic absenteeism issues, finding that the District has some of the country’s highest absenteeism rates compared to other states.

In the news segment, she speaks with Danielle Robinette, Children’s Law Center Senior Policy Attorney and asks her to reflect on some of the root causes of this issue, which surged nationwide amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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