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Chronically absent rate for Native American youth worst in state at 30 percent


Roughly a third of Oregon's American Indian and Alaskan Native students were chronically absent last year, the worst statewide rate out of student groups.

The Oregon Department of Education released data Thursday showing the percentage of students who attended at least 90 percent of school days. Statewide about 17 percent, or nearly 94,000 students, missed that benchmark.


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