Correction: Schools-Absent Students-Glance story

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Posted: Aug 08, 2016 3:20 PM

In a state-by-state glance on June 7 and 8, The Associated Press, using data provided by the U.S. Department of Education, reported erroneously that Florida had a 4.5 percent chronic absenteeism rate. The Education Department says that after questions were raised by AP, it discovered technical errors in the data submitted by Florida. The correct percentage for the state was not available.

A corrected version of the story is below:

State-by-state look at chronic absenteeism across America

Chronic absenteeism by students varies widely in the United States

By The Associated Press

The Education Department reports percentage of students who were absent 15 or more days during the 2013-2014 year.

A look, using the department's data, at the absentee rate in each of the states.

StatesPercent Absentee

AK23

AL12.5

AR11.6

AZ16.5

CA11.9

CO16.4

CT14.6

DC31.5

DE15

FL--

GA11.1

HI19.7

IA12.8

ID10.4

IL13.1

IN9.8

KS14.1

KY14.6

LA13.3

MA12.8

MD15.2

ME14.6

MI18.4

MN12.6

MO12

MS15.8

MT17.4

NC13.8

ND9.8

NE10.6

NH12.9

NJ12.1

NM11.1

NV18.1

NY11.2

OH15.1

OK11.6

OR22.7

PA15.3

RI19.3

SC8.5

SD11.7

TN12.7

TX11.8

UT15.8

VA13.2

VT11.4

WA24.8

WI16.2

WV14.1

WY14.7

NATIONAL13.1