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Morning Read: Chronic absenteeism is as high in Southland’s suburban and rural areas as its urban

LA School Report | September 7, 2016

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Chronic absenteeism is as high in rural and suburban areas as it is in urban areas

At least 225,000 Southern California public school students miss at least three weeks of class each year which, research suggests, puts them at risk of falling behind in school — if not dropping out altogether. Those students attend schools in 47 districts in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Ventura and western Riverside counties the authors of a new national analysis identified as having notable concentrations of “chronic absenteeism.” By Kyle Stokes, KPCC

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