Students miss more class, police reform dead

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Ohio’s K-12 students missed more school in 2021-2022 than they did during the previous year. The U.S. Senate candidates finally agreed to debate, and a key Republican says police reform isn’t happening this year.

We break down what it all means on this week’s episode of Ohio Politics Explained.

It’s a podcast from the USA TODAY Network Ohio Bureau where we catch you up on the state’s political news in 15 minutes or less. This week, host Anna Staver was joined by reporter Laura Bischoff.

1) Students missed more class

About 30% of Ohio’s K-12 students were chronically absent during the 2021-2022 school year, according to new data from the Ohio Department of Education.

That means they missed at least 10% of their classes and are more likely to fall behind academically and even drop out.

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