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'Truant' piano prodigy forced to homeschool

(DAILY SIGNAL) Avery Gagliano — a piano prodigy and truant.

Yes, the 13-year-old musical genius, who was chosen to join 11 other musicians from around the world to play in Munich last year, playing this masterpiece … is also a truant in the eyes of the D.C. public school system.

In March, Avery traveled to Connecticut for a piano competition. She won the Grand Prix award for her performance of a Chopin Waltz and when she returned to school, a truancy officer was called. D.C. bureaucrats label any student, including Avery, with 10 “unexcused absences” as a truant.