absenteeism

A look at chronic absenteeism across America
The government is out with discouraging new figures on how many students are habitually missing school -- and an AP analysis finds the problem is particularly acute in Washington, D.C., where nearly a third of students in the nation's capital were absent 15 days or more in a single school year.
Are your kids ‘chronically absent’ from school?
A staggering 125,000 New Jersey students were considered “chronically absent” in the 2013-2014 school year according to a report released Thursday by Advocates for Children of New Jersey titled “Showing Up Matters: The State of Chronic Absenteeism in New Jersey.”