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Document Number: 10548

Teacher Absence as a Leading Indicator of Student Achievement - This report takes a look at teacher absence and raises the question of equity. Students in schools serving a high proportion of African American or Latino students suffer a higher rate of teacher absence as do students whose schools serve predominantly low-income families. In addition to concerns about equity, Miller says teacher absence is a crucial issue since teachers can determine students' academic success and because teacher absence costs at least $4 billion a year.(Raegen Miller, Center for American Progress, November 2012)...

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