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Parents nationwide say their children have fallen behind in school after this difficult year.

In Massachusetts, chronic absenteeism — the percentage of students who missed more than 10 percent of the school year — spiked from Fall River to Rockland to Woburn.

Below are the Massachusetts schools where 30 percent or more of students were chronically absent.


Felicia Gans can be reached at felicia.gans@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @FeliciaGans. Bianca Vázquez Toness can be reached at bianca.toness@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @biancavtoness.