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Washington Post: Truancy Prevention Program Is Expanding into More Middle Schools

September 18, 2015

DC is expanding a truancy prevention program to reduce chronic absenteeism, which is a serious challenge for DC and across the country. The news report cites research published this year by Children’s Law Center and DC Lawyers for Youth:

More than half of the students at D.C. public high schools — 56 percent — were considered “chronically truant” during the 2013-2014 school year, compared with 8 percent of elementary students and 10 percent of middle school students, according to a report released in March by the Children’s Law Center and D.C. Lawyers for Youth.

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