• absenteeism May 5

    Chronic Absenteeism Rate Rose Across Mass. in Disrupted School Year

    New statewide school attendance data show the percentage of students deemed chronically absent was up so far this pandemic-disrupted school year, as compared to the last three academic years, with rates soaring among English learners, economically disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities. Seventeen percent of Massachusetts students have been categorized as chronically absent — meaning they missed 10 percent or…

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