Tuesday, June 7, 2016
18% of US HS Students Missed more than 18 Days of School
More than 6.5 million students - or 13 percent of all students nationwide - were "chronically absent" during the 2013-14 school year, missing 15 days or more of school. Three million high school students, or 18 percent of all high school students, were chronically absent. That's one of the newest findings from the latest round of the Civil Rights Data Collection, out today. For the first time, the CRDC tracked chronic absenteeism and found high rates among black students, Latino students, American Indian students, students with disabilities and English-language learners.