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Piedmont Avenue Elementary School kindergarten teacher Miya Partido conducts an exercise with her students, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 in Oakland, Calif. In Oakland public schools, the problem of kindergarten absenteeism has reached a level rivaling that of truancy among ninth and tenth graders, prompting the county and the school system to team up on a campaign called "Every Day Counts," to emphasize to parents and students the importance of consistent, timely attendance. (D. Ross Cameron/Staff)

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Taken on September 13, 2012