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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...

Arte Elliot, junior

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Julia Barton

Arte Elliot is a junior who does a unique mix of extracurricular activities. She is dedicated to orchestra and has been playing since she was four, and has continued doing it because she loves playing the violin. Elliot also does karate, which she has been doing since 2019, and is a second degree brown belt as well as a student instructor.

“In my opinion, my extracurriculars are a perfect balance of physical activity and creative activity,” Elliot said. “I think [the violin] is one of the most beautiful instruments in the world and I do karate because I like to learn how to fight and control my body, and I love to win.”

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Julia Barton
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Julia Barton is a sophomore and this is her first year writing for the Southerner. She enjoys volleyball and hanging out with her friends. She is excited to write for the Southerner this year.

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