Three Springdale schools get grants to prevent absences

Posted: November 23, 2017 at 1:03 a.m.

Three Northwest Arkansas schools are among eight in the state to get grants to fight chronic absenteeism.

Skipping School

Chronic absenteeism is a national issue. Data released last year by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights found more than 6.5 million public school students — 13 percent of the total — missed at least 15 days of school during the 2013-14 academic year.

Source: Staff Report

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