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Pittsburgh Public stakeholders discuss parent involvement, absenteeism with U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education

Pittsburgh Public stakeholders discuss parent involvement, absenteeism with U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education

When Dawn Gordon first looked at how many Pittsburgh King students were missing school three years ago, she knew she had to come up with a plan to reverse the numbers. At the time, nearly 60% of the Allegheny Center school’s PreK through eighth grade students were chronically absent, meaning they were not attending classes at least 90% of the time