Truancy rates vary but cause problems throughout state

Oct 10, 2013
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Rates of students missing class are disproportionately high in urban areas with high poverty rates

Source: Bridgemi

When Grand Rapids Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal visits schools and classrooms, she can't help but notice the empty seats. More than one in four students missed at least 10 days with unexcused absences in 2011-12, one of the highest rates in the state.

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