HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)- The State Department of Education released new data about absenteeism in Connecticut, and it’s good news. According to the report the number of chronically absent students has dropped 9.6% in the 2015, 2016 school year.
According to the data rates of chronic absenteeism are decreasing for black and hispanic students. In the 2015, 2016 school year, the rate for hispanic students was down to 15.7% from 19.1% in 2012, 2013. And for black students the rate was down to 14.5% from 16% in 2012, 2013.
“Our students are the future entrepreneurs, leaders, and problem-solvers who will drive Connecticut’s economy and ensure the state continues to thrive,” said Governor Dannel Malloy, “The decrease in chronic absenteeism means more students will graduate high school, go to college, and become our future leaders.”