18 Percent of Maryland Students Chronically Absent in 2017 - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

18 Percent of Maryland Students Chronically Absent in 2017

Posted: Jun 06, 2018 2:00 PM Updated:

BALTIMORE (AP)- About 18 percent of Maryland students missed at least 10 percent of school last year.           

State Department of Education data shows that number jumps to around 37 percent for Baltimore alone. The state hopes to address chronical absenteeism with a new accountability system created under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.           

The new five-star rating system goes into effect in September and will base 15 percent of a school's grade on absentee rates. Critics say the new system is unfair to schools, which have little control over factors causing students to miss school such as unreliable transportation.           

Chronic absentees include students who skip school or are sick, frequently suspended or home caring for family members.

  • Education NewsMore>>

  • Controversial Delaware Property Tax Proposed for Del Tech Off the Table

    Controversial Statewide Property Tax Proposed for Del Tech Off the Table

    Friday, February 22 2019 1:30 PM EST2019-02-22 18:30:23 GMT
    Friday, February 22 2019 3:36 PM EST2019-02-22 20:36:02 GMT
    DelTech, which will offer a bachelor's in nursing degree beginning January 2017. (Photo: DTCC)DelTech, which will offer a bachelor's in nursing degree beginning January 2017. (Photo: DTCC)
    DelTech, which will offer a bachelor's in nursing degree beginning January 2017. (Photo: DTCC)DelTech, which will offer a bachelor's in nursing degree beginning January 2017. (Photo: DTCC)
    A controversial proposal allowing Delaware Technical and Community College to tax property owners to fund maintenance and repairs at the school's campuses around the state is no longer being pursued by its chief supporters.More
    A controversial proposal allowing Delaware Technical and Community College to tax property owners to fund maintenance and repairs at the school's campuses around the state is no longer being pursued by its chief supporters.More
  • Wicomico Schools Superintendent Addresses Concerns About Fights at Salisbury Middle

    Wicomico Schools Superintendent Addresses Concerns About Fights at Salisbury Middle

    Wednesday, February 20 2019 6:16 PM EST2019-02-20 23:16:01 GMT
    Thursday, February 21 2019 7:44 AM EST2019-02-21 12:44:24 GMT
    After parents used social media to voice their concerns about an increasing number of fights at Salisbury Middle School, Wicomico County Schools superintendent, Dr. Donna Hanlin, addressed the issue.More
    After parents used social media to voice their concerns about an increasing number of fights at Salisbury Middle School, Wicomico County Schools superintendent, Dr. Donna Hanlin, addressed the issue.More
  • Final Goodbye for Dunbar Elementary School

    Dunbar Elementary Final Goodbye

    Monday, February 18 2019 7:59 PM EST2019-02-19 00:59:13 GMT
    Tuesday, February 19 2019 7:30 AM EST2019-02-19 12:30:10 GMT
    Laurel Historical Society holds Nostalgia eventLaurel Historical Society holds Nostalgia event
    Laurel Historical Society holds Nostalgia eventLaurel Historical Society holds Nostalgia event
    Paul Laurence Dunbar is one of the oldest schools in Sussex County. The school has an extensive history and was built in 1921.More
    Paul Laurence Dunbar is one of the oldest schools in Sussex County, Del. The school has an extensive history and was built in 1921. More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices