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D.C. Council mulls punishing parents of truant public school students

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Five D.C. lawmakers introduced a measure to punish parents of public school students who skip school 10 or more times a year. Fewer than half of DC Public Schools students were rated proficient in either math or reading on their DC Comprehensive Assessment System standardized test last year, and 56 percent graduated high school within four years. The first step to solving these problems is...

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