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More Than 1 in 10 California Students Are 'Chronically Absent'


Last year, more than 1 in 10 students were chronically absent, according to data released by state education officials this week. Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing at least 10 percent of school days for any reason.

The data, which the state released for the first time, shows that 1 in 4 foster children was chronically absent from California schools last year as were about 1 in 5 homeless, Native American and African-American students.

Read the story at EdSource.