The Ohio State Board of Education is working on a model policy to ensure fewer students miss school. Students who miss a lot of school fall behind. It's a national problem. Each year, 5 to 7.5 million U.S. children are considered chronically absent.
In Ohio, 15.8 percent of students miss 10 percent of the school year—about 18 days. That adds up to nearly four weeks of school missed.
Read more about Increasing Student Attendance at WKSU.org.