Unhealthy Absences

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When one child misses school, it can have detrimental effects on his or her classmates, and the community as a whole. Attendance Works, an organization dedicated to advancing student success by reducing chronic absenteeism, asserts that all students are more likely to succeed in academics when everyone consistently attends school. It’s difficult for the teacher and the class to build skills and progress in the curriculum if students are frequently absent.Research shows that one in ten students are chronically absent from school – missing nearly a month of school every year, or two …read more