Missing school in DC

Schools have been having trouble recovering from the pandemic. As an example, absenteeism in Washington DC is a 43%.

Where are the parents?

The share of students missing 10 percent of the school year — or about 18 days — hovered between 26 and 30 percent in the years leading up to the pandemic. But when classrooms shuttered then reopened more than a year later, a crisis emerged: Almost half — 48 percent — of D.C. students missed weeks of class time during the 2021-2022 school year.

The figure dropped to 43 percent last school year, data show…

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