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Arizona 10th Worst State For K-12 Student Absenteeism

| June 15, 2016
Arizona 10th Worst State For K-12 Student Absenteeism

A new federal report ranks Arizona as the 10th worst state when it comes to K-through-12 absenteeism.

About 16 percent of students here missed more than 15 days during the 2013 school year— higher than the national average of roughly 13 percent.

Charles Tack, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Education, says the agency is well aware of the problem and they hope a new program known as the Zip Code Project can help improve those numbers.

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