This is one way to improve school attendance rates.
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
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 Public Schools Truancy: 32,000 K-8 Students Missed Four Weeks Of School Or More In 2010-11, Chicago Tribune Report Finds
For many districts, the funding they receive from the state is based on student attendance rates. The paper analyzed internal
These measurements can be critical: Early first impressions dictate who comes to school and how often, a question that influences
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