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Truancy rates are higher among California's low-income students, report says
Truancy rates are higher among California's low-income students, report says

Across California, truancy rates for students from low-income backgrounds were disproportionately higher than for their more affluent peers during the 2013-14 school year, according to a report released Thursday. Data from the California Department of Education indicates more than 744,000, or about 1 in 5, students were truant, more than a 1% increase from the previous year. The state attorney general's office partnered with Aeries Student Information System, a company that helps manage student data, to release the voluntary survey of 32 school districts, covering a total of about 150,000 students. Of all students with severe attendance problems, defined as missing 36 days or...

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