But a new study shows just how important it really is.
On state tests, kids who were in school the most did the best. The children who came to school 93 percent of the time outscored everyone else. Their scores were in the 85th to 99th percentile on the exams. When kids missed even a few more days, their scores went down. The kids who were in school 91 percent of the time didn’t do as well. Their scores were in the 65th to 84th percentile.
Woody Allen said, “Success is 20 percent timing and 80 percent just showing up.” Teachers can’t teach kids who aren’t in school. Make sure your child shows up every day.
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