Stats Show Absenteeism As A Big Problem In DC Schools

(Washington, DC) — There were a lot of empty desks in DCPS classrooms last year. Stats released this week by the Office of the DC State Superintendent of Education show that 40-percent of students were absent for at least ten percent of school days, which equates to 18-plus days of classes. The issue affected low-income areas the most, where some schools reported that 90-percent of students missed more than ten days.