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What’s less well-known are the effects of chronic absenteeism, which factors in both excused and unexcused absences.
Did you know that research shows just two missed days of school every month, even in kindergarten, can cause a child to suffer academically and decrease the chances that he or she will graduate? While some absences are unavoidable, they quickly add up.