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D.C. Council passes tougher law for truants

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D.C. students tempted by the thought of truancy will have ten fewer free passes next year before referral to the city’s Child and Family Services Agency. Legislation passed Tuesday by the D.C. City Council reduces the number of unexcused absences a student can accumulate to 10, from 20 under the previous policy. “We have a crisis on our hands with unexcused absences,” said Tommy Wells, sponsor...

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