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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...

Suicide Prevention Month helps to raise awareness

Suicide Prevention Month helps to create awareness and conversations about suicide amongst the school community.
Fairlie Mercer
Suicide Prevention Month helps to create awareness and conversations about suicide amongst the school community.
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Fairlie Mercer
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Fairlie Mercer is a sophomore and this is her first year writing for the Southerner. When she is not writing she is either hanging out with friends or participating in the theatre department!

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