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June 11th, 2018

Chronic Absenteeism and Asthma

1 in 5 students in Maryland is chronically absent. One of the greatest challenges in Maryland schools is to gets students to show up for school.

The CDC lists asthma as one of the main causes of school absenteeism. According to Dr. Kate Connor, our medical director, “Extreme weather or a common cold can send an asthmatic child to the emergency room. Some parents will keep children home on Code Red weather days out of fear they’ll have asthma attacks at school. The sheer number of kids this impacts is huge”

Read more about Maryland’s efforts to combat student absenteeism from the Baltimore Sun.