Four takes on the Consortium's freshmen attendance report:
Freshmen schooled on attendance Tribune
A 90 percent on a test can mean a pat on the back and an A. But
attending school only 90 percent of the time in the first semester of
high school means you may not graduate, according to a new study on
graduation rates in the Chicago Public Schools system.
Freshmen Grades Critical to Graduation Prospects WBEZ
That finding in a new study is behind a push by Chicago Public Schools to reach out to the families of incoming ninth graders.
Average CPS freshman: 19 absences, 2.6 F's Chicago Sun Times
average Chicago public school freshman misses nearly a month of school
and racks up more than two semester grades of F in their critical first
year of high school
Slipping Through Grand Canyon-Sized Cracks Chicagoist
Is it just us, or are those some exceptionally depressing numbers?
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