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Birmingham nonprofit helps fight chronic absenteeism by mentoring, providing resources to kids and families

Birmingham nonprofit Kings Kids Outreach is fighting to get students to show up for class in Birmingham City Schools (BCS).

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin tells teachers who 'don't care' to resign in response to low Department of Education scores — 'Please leave'

After the Alabama State Department of Education released its annual report card last week, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin shared his take on how Birmingham City Schools performed in the 2022-2023 school year.

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Almost a quarter of Birmingham City School students are ‘chronically absent’ from class, some schools over 50%

According to new statistics from the Alabama State Department of Education, 23.25% of Birmingham City Schools students are chronically absent, and some schools have chronic absenteeism rates above 50%.

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Jefferson Co. DA Carr on truancy: 'It takes a village — however, in the village, I think accountability is still the order of the day'

After Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin claimed to have contacted Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr about the city’s chronic truancy problem, Carr talked to 1819 News about what his office is doing to combat the issue.