Some high-school seniors in Michigan are no longer attending classes that are still in session, as part of a long-standing tradition to release them from school earlier than other students. Some teachers say the tradition is causing students to miss valuable learning time, but others disagree. "At this point in time, if we have done our jobs right, we have provided seniors with the building blocks and skills to be their own self-directed learners," said Dan Behm, superintendent of the Forest Hills district.

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