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One in Six U.S. Teachers Misses 18 Days of School Per Year

One in every six teachers misses at least 18 days of work, representing more than 10 percent of an educator's yearly schedule.

EducationNews, reporting on a national study of teacher attendance by the National Council on Teacher Quality, noted "That's about 16% of teachers missing at least 18 days, however, the study noted, another 16 percent missed three days or fewer. Those 16 percent who missed more than 18 days on average were responsible for one-third of all teacher absenses in the survey done among 40 large metropolitan school districts."

Another 28 percent of teachers nationwide were reported to be "frequently absent," missing 11-17 days of work. In nine cities--including New Orleans, Sacramento, San Antonio and Portland--50 percent of teachers were in that category. 

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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