Woody Allen once said that 80 percent of success is showing up. But chronically absent kids don't seem to agree. Now some local schools are taking a more holistic approach to combating chronic truancy, which includes more home visits, phone calls and targeted classes to teach parents how to deal with children skipping school.
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We want to learn more about issues facing parents of children in the Washington region. If you're the parent or guardian of school-aged kids, share your stories with us about your experience with local school districts. We're particularly interested in how you've dealt with the annual out-of-boundary admissions process.
Audio Slideshow:Riding Along With A DCPS Attendance Counselor
Thanks to a recent ruling of the Virginia Supreme Court in Richmond, developers now have a green light to start demolishing a series of old abandoned warehouses and building structures in Alexandria that are much larger than what's there now.
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