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When Students Are Absent, Do Their Relationships With Teachers Suffer?

July 8, 2024

Via: Ed Surge
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Students are missing a lot of classes.

Chronic absenteeism, when a student misses at least 10 percent of the school year — which includes missing school for any reason, and not just unexcused absences — nearly doubled from 2019 to 2022. In May, the White House flagged chronic absenteeism as a national “challenge,” pointing toward its connection to lower reading and graduation levels. Some state-level data has noted that young students, in kindergarten and preschool, are chronically absent at high rates.

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