chronic absenteeism

Bloomy fights truancy, launches $9M ad campaign
Bloomy fights truancy, launches $9M ad campaign
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 5/15/2012 at 1:29PM

Missing just two days of school per month may not seem serious, but it presents a major obstacle to a high school diploma. Seventy five percent of chronically absent sixth graders — defined as missing 20 or more days of school, or two per month — fail to graduate high school, said Mayor Michael Bloomberg [...]