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Report: DCPS efforts to curb truancy hurt by understaffing

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D.C. Public Schools sabotaged its efforts to curb truancy by firing attendance counselors and choosing not to track when students were picked up by police, according to a report from the D.C. inspector general. Inspector General Charles Willoughby's office also said lax policies created inconsistent responses to unexcused absences throughout the system, a problem DCPS says it began to correct...

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