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Attendance improves dramatically in Schenectady schools

Eighth grader Christopher Vargas, 14, won a big-screen TV for his good attendance at Mont Pleasant Middle School. He was congratulated by Principal Peg Normandin.
Eighth grader Christopher Vargas, 14, won a big-screen TV for his good attendance at Mont Pleasant Middle School. He was congratulated by Principal Peg Normandin.
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Last year, Schenectady High School was not the place to be. Only 40 percent of the students came to school most days. The rest stayed home, playing video games or hanging out at parks and fast food joints with their friends. Attendance deans were fully employed searching for them all day. This year, more than 78 percent of the students have near-perfect attendance. And almost no one has given up on school altogether. Last year, ...


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astpierre
May 26, 2014
5:44 p.m.

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But perhaps the apparent improvement is because those who were chronically absent have dropped out.

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