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Nearly 4,000 truant from District schools last semester

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D.C. police picked up more than 3,700 students for truancy in the first semester of a school year marked by new reforms. "The challenge is, how much does a student learn when he's not in school?" D.C. Councilman Sekou Biddle, chairman of the Special Committee on School Safety and Truancy, told The Washington Examiner . "For us to have long-lasting, sustainable education reform, we've got to...