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As chronic absenteeism rises in schools, officials search for ways to entice students to stay in the classroom

Angela Schwartz (right), an attendance implementation specialist, catches up with student Ella Hawk at Burrell High School. School officials say it’s important to build relationships with all students and create incentives to make coming to school worthwhile.

It’s not by the power of the pen or a symbolic sword that Highlands School District administrators are fighting chronic student absenteeism but rather a Golden Spatula.

Source: The Tribune-Review

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