‘Trying to survive:’ Chronic absenteeism, more than truancy, concerning to local educators

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 23, 2023 4:47 PM CT | Published: March 09, 2023 4:00 AM CT

In the latest from our “Minor Offenders, Major Offenses” series on juvenile crime, criminalizing students for frequently missing school can actually make things worse: “You label a kid as delinquent, you actually create a future criminal.”


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Aarron Fleming

Aarron Fleming

Aarron Fleming is an education reporter with The Daily Memphian. He earned his B.A. in journalism from the University of Memphis.


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