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Truancy is one of the early warning signs that students are more likely to drop out of school, get into trouble with the law and have issues with substance abuse.

In the third and final part of our series on truancy in D.C.'s public schools, Kavitha Cardoza explores how Washington and other school districts around the country are trying to reduce the number of students who routinely skip school.

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