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Statistics show school absences have a long-term effect

National statistics show that three-fourths of students who are chronically absent from school in the sixth grade will drop out of high school. 
As the stats tell the story of how frequent school absences can shape a child’s future, they also show a need to raise awareness in communities nationwide.
Watch this video for a glance at some of the more shocking numbers showing the need to keep children in classrooms.