Educational Technology

November 29, 2018

The Public School With The Highest Attendance Rates In D.C. Is Empty Most Of The Year

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

Jenny Abamu, WAMU
In a school district that has struggled with attendance, the top public school bucking the trend doesn’t actually require kids to come to class. Friendship Public Charter School Online is the only K-8 tuition-free virtual school in Washington, D.C., and it reported the highest attendance rates in the city for the 2017-2018 school year — 99.8 percent. They also reported no truant students. But these rates may not be what they seem. In D.C., there are no attendance policies that specifically address virtual school programs, which gives these school officials the flexibility to report and interpret numbers as they see fit.

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