Millions Of School Days Missed By Chronically Absent Arizona Students

Published: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 1:49pm
Updated: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 2:03pm
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According to federal data, during the 2015-16 school year, Arizona students missed at least 3 million days of school.

The problem of chronic absenteeism is one districts face across the state. Arizona Republic education reporter Lily Altavena visited a rural district in southern Arizona and wrote about what she found there.

The Show spoke with her and asked just how big of a problem this is.

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