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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...

Andrew Copeland, teacher

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Cate Barton
Teacher Andrew Copeland smiles while in teacher Taylssa Hunter’s math class.

Teacher Andrew Copeland teaches AP Psychology. Copeland said outside of school he enjoys playing video games.

“I started [playing video games] during Covid-19,” Copeland said. “It’s a fun way for me to stay connected to friends that have moved away and that I don’t see very often, so it’s just my way of catching up with them once or twice a week.”

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Cate Barton, Sports Managing Editor
Cate Barton is a junior and this is her third year writing for The Southerner. She enjoys soccer, basketball, running and hanging out with friends. She is excited to continue writing for The Southerner.

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