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Detroit schools ramp up efforts to reduce chronic absenteeism

How do you get kids to come to school on a regular basis in a district where more than half of the students are considered chronically absent?

First, you make sure the curriculum is challenging and interesting. Second, you reach out to parents sooner than normal to alert them to their children's absences. And third, you make sure you have consistent policies in place and provide the kind of services that will keep students in school, despite challenges at home.


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