Correction issued: Which school district’s teachers are more frequently absent?

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BY FRANCISCO VARA-ORTA : JUNE 4, 2014 : Updated: June 4, 2014 1:45pm

SAN ANTONIO — The numbers looked funny to San Antonio Independent School District officials and to a local teachers’ union president.

A study reported SAISD teachers miss work more often than in the major school districts in Texas’ other three largest metro areas, released Tuesday by the National Council on Teacher Quality.

On Wednesday, the Washington-based think tank apologized and issued a correction — the school district it picked to analyze in Bexar County in a study of teacher absenteeism in 40 districts across the United States was Northside ISD, not SAISD.

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