Study: Teachers average 94 percent of time in class, miss for illness, professional training

  • by: CAROLYN THOMPSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 2, 2014 - 11:05 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. — About one in six teachers in some of the country's largest public school districts are out of the classroom at least 18 days, or more than 10 percent of the time, for illness, personal reasons and professional development, according to a report out Tuesday that urges districts to make teacher attendance a higher priority.

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