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Chronic absenteeism climbs to record numbers in NYC schools

02.20.2023 | NY Daily News | “There are a lot of reasons why a child doesn’t want to go to school, and one of those is the feeling of hopelessness and anxiety of falling behind academically,” said Rita Rodriguez-Engberg, the director of the Immigrant Students’ Rights Project at Advocates for Children. “English learners during the pandemic didn’t get the services they were supposed to get, so it was hard for them to return to school and be engaged,” she added. Read article