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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...

Katherine Curtis, senior

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Curtis works on her collage project in photography, which is another interest of hers.

Senior Katherine Curtis has been horseback riding for over ten years and found passion in the sport at a young age. She described how her favorite part of the last decade has been making connections with different horses at the barn.

“My favorite part has been the beautiful relationship you can form with your horse,” Curtis said. “You can really feel when a horse starts to trust you and [when] instead of thinking of you as an opponent, they think of you as an ally.

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Diana Jachman
Diana Jachman, Multimedia Managing Editor
Diana Jachman is a senior, and this is her thrid year writing for The Southerner. She currently writes and produces video productions for the website. Outside of The Southerner, Diana is involved with Midtown's Theater program. She is so excited to continue working on the paper this year.

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