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Tulsa Public Schools addresses chronic absentee rate


December 10, 2017

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa Public Schools leaders are working to lower the district's chronic absentee rate from just above 25.7 percent, which is far above the national average of 13.7 percent.

The district has more than 10,000 students who are chronically absent, the Tulsa World reported. The district is focusing on managing attendance and setting goals to raise the attendance rate.

"We realized that our schools needed an actual structure in place in order to make this body of work pretty prevalent, relevant and in the face of school leaders and parents every day," said Ebony Johnson, ex...

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