chronic absenteeism

By Alyssa Nucaro Alyssa Nucaro is is a 6th grade English teacher at Lowrance School in Memphis and a Teach Plus Teaching
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.
For new and developing community schools, turning the dial down on chronic absenteeism can be a proving ground for more systemic
These individual failures affect entire schools. For every percentage point increase in chronic absenteeism, the number of
Students with disabilities also posted more absences then other students. A national average of 26 percent of fourth-graders
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.
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.
For many districts, the funding they receive from the state is based on student attendance rates. The paper analyzed internal
We can no longer afford to throw billions of dollars at innovations just because "reformers" think they sound like neat ideas.
These measurements can be critical: Early first impressions dictate who comes to school and how often, a question that influences
School systems must also be willing to address chronic absenteeism and chronic disorder before we can systematically teach for mastery.
The new report was commissioned by the Get Schooled Foundation, a campaign focused on increasing graduation rates that is
Now, West Virginia legislator Erik Wells has come up with another creative incentive he hopes will motivate parents to keep
Nauer's studies, based on the New York City Department of Education's tracking system, found 124,000 chronically absent teenagers