In about 20 minutes, state Attorney General Kamala Harris is going to release her office’s third annual elementary school truancy and chronic absenteeism in California report in about 20 minutes. She’ll do that at a press event at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.
An announcement of the event reads: “The Attorney General will highlight the high economic and public safety costs tied to the state’s elementary school truancy crisis. The facts are clear: when students are chronically absent from elementary school, they fall behind academically, they are less likely to graduate from high school, and they are more likely to be unemployed, on public assistance, or victims or perpetrators of crime.”
I’ll post the report here along with some local statistics later today.