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School leaders work to keep students in class amid rise in chronic absenteeism

Chronic absenteeism is a problem for school districts and students and the situation has grown significantly worse since the pandemic. Nearly 30 percent of students were chronically absent during the 2021-2022 school year, missing at least 10 percent of school days. Communities Correspondent Gabrielle Hays joined Geoff Bennett to discuss how schools in Missouri are struggling with it.

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