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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...

Nora Goodman, freshman

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Brennan Fritts
Nora Goodman goes from a Beta Club meeting to a volleyball practice.

Freshman Nora Goodman is the only freshman on the girls’ volleyball team. She said she enjoys volleyball because it allows her to have fun and make lasting connections.

“Being the only freshman on varsity can be stressful at times, but my teammates are always there to support me,” Goodman said. “I am excited to see how far we go this season.”

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Brennan Fritts
Brennan Fritts, News Section Editor
Brennan Fritts is a sophomore and this is her first year writing for the Southerner. She enjoys volleyball and hanging out with friends.

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