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While snow fell, student attendance dipped

Chancellor Joel Klein called for one snow day this week, but for a third of the city’s public school students, it turned into two.

On Thursday morning, the day after more than a dozen inches of snow fell on the city, only 66 percent of students made it to class. On the same day last year, 87 percent came to school.

The numbers were back up today — about 86 percent came to school — though students and teachers are heading into a week-long winter break that could have tempted some students to skip.

There’ll be no break for us though: GothamSchools will be in session next week.

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