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The 74 | Interview: Seeing the Nuances Behind the Chronic Absenteeism Crisis

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Jing Liu, Ph.D., assistant professor in Education Policy at the University of Maryland, discusses student absenteeism and shares tips for how schools can identify at-risk youth early and intervene.

"We would want to intervene in terms of improving someone’s perception of school climate, so it’s either a sense of belonging or support of their learning. Starting there, I think we might be able to prevent the accelerating growth of absences down the road," said Liu. 

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