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Chronic Absenteeism

It's Actually Really Important That Kids Take The School Bus

EdSource | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.29.2016 | Parents

This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published. Hop on the bus, Gus. Students who ride the school bus in the critical ...

Barriers That Keep Poor Kids out of School

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 05.16.2015 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

Absenteeism matters. It is more strongly associated with dropping out than low test scores. The reasons that children from low-income families miss more school are varied. Their families may not have the ability to advocate for proper services for students with learning or physical disabilities.

Chronic Absenteeism, Poverty and How Community Schools Can Help

Martin J. Blank | Posted 02.01.2015 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Guest blog by Nicole Mader, Education Policy Analyst at the Center for NYC Affairs at the New School. All school leaders know that children have to ...

Tens Of Thousands Of NYC Children Are Chronically Absent From School

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents

About 87,000 elementary school students were chronically absent in New York City during the 2012-2013 school year, according to a new study from the C...

Joy Resmovits

Is This The Secret To Improving America's Schools?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

As the debate rages about the best way to fix America's public schools -- from heated rhetoric on the role of standardized testing to wonkier discussi...

What Happens When Teachers Miss School?

Emily Richmond | Posted 08.09.2014 | Education
Emily Richmond

The response to this week's big report from the National Council on Teacher Quality has shown that not every district agrees on the definitions for excused absences, and that efforts to curtail them are having little effect.

Finding the Right Health and Wellness Programs For Corporate America (PART 3)

Melissa Nordin | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business
Melissa Nordin

Corporate America has begun to realize just how much of an impact the health and wellness of their employees has on the overall costs of running a business.

Chicago Tribune Report: Nearly 32,000 Chicago Public School Students Were Chronically Absent In 2010-11

Posted 11.12.2012 | Education

Nearly 32,000 — or approximately 1 in 8 — Chicago public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade missed four weeks of class or more d...

What's Next for School Reform?

John Thompson | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education
John Thompson

We can no longer afford to throw billions of dollars at innovations just because "reformers" think they sound like neat ideas.

Joy Resmovits

What Are the Top Reasons Kids Cut School?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

It's the second day of school in Chaparral High School, a day assistant principal Todd Peterson calls "the second happiest day in the world for all th...

Common Core Needs a Team Effort

John Thompson | Posted 09.09.2012 | Education
John Thompson

School systems must also be willing to address chronic absenteeism and chronic disorder before we can systematically teach for mastery.

Joy Resmovits

Chronic Absenteeism Hurts Millions Of Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.17.2012 | Education

Danet Robaina-Cline, an attendance counselor at Chaparral High, considers her school lucky. Like other schools in Las Vegas, a city reeling from th...

Bill Proposes Parents Lose Driver's Licenses Over Children's Truancy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In a nation replete with high school dropouts, educators and policy makers alike are searching for ways to keep kids in class. Michigan prosecutor Ky...

Study: Punishing Parents Won't Solve Chronic Absenteeism

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

ALBANY, N.Y. -- A report commissioned by the state's Office of Children and Family Services says hauling parents into family court is not the best way...