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Bullying and bias can cost schools millions in lost funding

20:00 EDT 28 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(University of Texas at Austin) When children avoid school to avoid bullying, many states can lose tens of millions of dollars in lost funding, and California alone loses an estimated $276 million each year because children feel unsafe. New research from The University of Texas at Austin published in School Psychology Quarterly highlights the hidden cost to communities in states that use daily attendance numbers to calculate public school funding.

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