134 NYC schools had at least 25 percent of their remote students absent Monday

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The Department of Education is still struggling to keep remote learners connected.

More than 130 city schools had no contact with at least a quarter of their students on Monday, according to DOE data.

The agency reported an overall absentee rate for both remote and in-person learners of roughly 11 percent — which equates to 121,000 untethered kids across the city.

The vast majority of students in the nation’s largest school system are in remote-only classes.

City Hall reopened about 850 schools for younger students to take in-person classes in December — but only about 190,000 of all 1.1 million system students were eligible for them.

According to the DOE’s daily attendance figures for Monday, 134 schools had an absentee rate of at least 25 percent for remote learners.

Of those, 29 schools had no contact with more than half of their total enrollment.

At Bronx Collaborative HS, which enrolls about 550 kids, 60 percent were in the wind Monday.

At the High School for Teaching and the Professions, which educates roughly 400 students, 66 percent were absent.

Attendance at smaller transfer high schools, which enroll kids who previously dropped out or fallen behind on credits, was particularly low.

Individual schools are allowed to define what qualifies as a present student during remote learning and standards vary sharply.

Some teachers have told The Post they are can mark a student as engaged if they respond to a text message or email during the day while other principals demand more rigorous connections.

A total of 69 schools did not produce any remote attendance data Monday.

While the DOE provides daily attendance percentages, it does not provide a numeric tally of kids who either step into their buildings or engage remotely.

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