To build on the success of Mayor Bowser’s Kids Ride Free on Metrorail initiative, the Bowser Administration launched Every Day Counts!, a citywide initiative to increase attendance at the District’s public schools. More than 18,000 students – one in four – in the District of Columbia are chronically absent, meaning they miss 10 percent or more of all school days. By sixth grade, missing 10 percent of the school year is strongly linked to dropping out of high school. Through the Every Day Counts! initiative, the Administration is spreading awareness about the importance of attending school every day, increasing coordination across public agencies and stakeholders, investing in data-driven strategies to increase attendance rates, and rewarding students and schools that improve attendance throughout the school year.
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