This Small Change Can Make Huge Difference in a Student’s Attendance

When you think about problems with children at school, odds are you probably think of things like kids complaining about homework or mystery meat at lunchtime or bullies on the school yard, but you may not have ever thought about the fact that in some areas, children are missing school for a very disturbing reason:

They have no clean clothes.

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Unfortunately, it’s true and here’s how one school district is working to fix that.

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Chaunie Brusie

Chaunie Brusie is a freelance writer, former magazine editor, author, mom of four, and a registered nurse with experience in OB, long-term and step-down care.

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