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Skippers, truants and chronic absentees are just a few of the names given to students who cut classes.

In D.C.'s public schools, the truancy rate is nearly 20 percent. That means nearly one in five students has racked up at least 15 unexcused absences.

In the first of a three-part series, Kavitha Cardoza explores this widespread problem from the perspective of the students themselves.

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