From Name:
From Email:
To Name:
To Email:

Optional Message:

Schools grapple with more students cutting class

from The Detroit News

A push to address chronic absenteeism among students as part of Michigan's new federal education plan comes as the problem is getting worse. In Michigan, 15.6 percent, or 233,582 students, from K-12 were chronically absent in 2016-2017, up from the year before at 14.7 percent. "We have a lot of kids missing a lot of school," said Carolyn Claerhout, a truancy expert at Oakland Schools, which serves local districts in Oakland County. "We get it — that this is what we need to have districts focus on." State education officials define chronic absence as missing 10 percent of school. In a 180-day school year, that is 18 days. more

Powered by MultiBriefs
7701 Las Colinas Blvd., Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063