Here’s the scoop from the Washington Examiner:

A city investigation spurred by the deaths of four young girls earlier this year found that the D.C. school system can’t account for hundreds of students who were cut from attendance rolls late last year, The Examiner has learned.

E-mails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show that 745 children withdrew or were deleted from their schools’ rolls between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15.

Officials weren’t sure what happened to the children, and are scrambling to find them, according to the e-mails and city sources who spoke on condition of anonymity.

More info here.  I think District Councilwoman Mary Cheh sums it up nicely: “It’s emblematic of the disarray of our record keeping in those schools,” she said. “It’s beyond shocking.”