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Atlanta Public Schools plans to focus on chronic absenteeism, missing any school, instead of truancy, unexcused absences. This takes the focus off of the legal process and onto the academic impact.
Georgia school districts deal with spiking chronic absenteeism
Brennan FrittsMay 16, 2024

Chronic absenteeism, a condition where a student misses 10% or more of a school year, has spiked in Georgia since COVID-19. Pre-COVID, Atlanta...

Emerson Maxwell, sophomore

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Emma Young
Maxwell sits in his College Success class.

Sophomore Emerson Maxwell enjoys participating in the theater program in his free time. Last year, he was a part of the tech team for the Our Place and Chicago productions.

“My favorite part of theater is definitely the community,” Maxwell said. “I just enjoy being with my friends and being backstage. My favorite part of doing tech is managing lights. This year, I plan to either audition for production or work backstage.”

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Emma Young
Emma Young, Social Media Managing Editor
Emma Young is a senior and this is her third year writing for the Southerner. When she's not writing, she is playing lacrosse or hanging out with friends.

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