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Hilary Hanson

Boy Misses School For Cousin's Funeral, But School Won't Excuse The Absence | Hilary Hanson | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents

A Texas mother is committed to changing a school district's attendance policy after she says her son was not granted an excused absence for attending ...

Joy Resmovits

Is This The Secret To Improving America's Schools? | 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...

A New Focus On Chronically Absent Students

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

School attendance is about more than figuring out who is playing hooky. Until recently, schools mostly looked at the student body’s overall atten...

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...

High School Dropout Potential Could Be Determined In Middle School

Posted 07.18.2012 | Education

A report by PBS's Frontline examines the work of Johns Hopkins researcher Dr. Robert Balfanz, who suggests there is a key period in middle school that...