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Students can’t learn if they don’t show up at school

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Districts are paying more attention to “chronic absenteeism” in their efforts to improve student learning

“The culture of attendance is huge. If parents weren’t taught that it’s important then their kids are not going to be taught that,” Danielle Burnett, Albuquerque Public Schools, truancy prevention social worker.

Read this great article on the challenges and focus on attendance by Albuquerque Public Schools and Mission: Graduate.

It was written by Tara Garcia Mathewson and produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.