On December 20, WJLA quoted D.C. Policy Center’s testimony on chronic absenteeism:
The DC Policy Center calls chronic absenteeism one of the greatest challenges for DCPS.
The center reports the majority of high school students are chronically absent 60% of the time due in part to perceptions of education and relaxed graduation requirements.
Read more: 7 News asks DC and school leaders what they are doing to address chronic absenteeism | ABC7 News
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