Manor New Tech High School has plenty of bragging rights, including a recent visit from President Barack Obama. But a key statistic that Principal Steve Zipkes brags about is the school’s 96 percent attendance rate — proof that the students want to be there.
“Our kids want to come to school,” Zipkes said. “I have to kick them out. I know it sounds funny, but I’m serious; I have to run a 5 p.m. bus, or they won’t go home.”
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