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A review of Rhode Island education data shows that 17 percent of schoolchildren in the state were absent at least 18 days during the 2011-12 school year. WPRI-TV reported that its review found 29 state schools at which that figure was above 30 percent and six schools where more than half the students missed more than 18 days. Those schools were Hope High School, Alvarez High School, Central High School, and Mount Pleasant High School in Providence, the RYSE School in the Chariho school district, and Construction Career Academy in Cranston. The state considers students who missed more than 10 percent of the 180-day school year to be chronically absent.