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This week’s example, Empty Desks: Oregon’s Absenteeism Epidemic, comes from The Oregonian, which is not nearly as well known for data journalism as, say, The New York Times. The northwestern news organization has outdone itself on this excellent story about the consequences of kids skipping school, which is on the rise. The map below is just one example of the many appealing interactive charts and graphs in this package.
The graph below shows how the problem of absenteeism increases for high schools (red dots) in comparison with elementary schools (blue dots). Each dot provides more information when you roll over it.
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