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Questions Raised Over Teacher Absences

A new report released by the National Council on Teacher Quality finds that 16 percent of teachers in the nation’s 40 largest school districts are chronically absent.

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A new report released by the National Council on Teacher Quality finds that 16 percent of teachers in the nation’s 40 largest school districts are chronically absent. The council urges stricter teacher guidelines to minimize absences, but teachers’ union representatives find fault with the data, saying it doesn’t account for teachers who take time off for professional development. (Huffington Post)

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