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Report: CA's school truancy level could cost state billions

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Students at Tenth Street Elementary out on the playground. Kirk Siegler /NPR

About a million elementary school students in California were truant during the past school year.

That's according to a report released state Attorney General Kamala Harris today, her first annual study of elementary school truancy. Harris warns this rate deprives schools of needed dollars and puts the future of these young pupils in jeopardy.

For more on the report we're joined by KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez who has just attended a press conference on this report. 

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