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Attendance is one of the keys to success. The lost learning time, particularly in the younger grades, translates into weaker math and reading skills that become long-term deficits for students even years down the road, according to the new report from Attendance Works, a national advocacy organization, and the nonprofit Healthy Schools Campaign.   Richmond, E. (2015, September 1). Chronic Absences Hinder Young Learners. Retrieved June 7, 2017, from