Education news, analysis, and opinion on the importance of going to school regularly and the effects of truancy or chronic absences on learning
States This State Set Up a Program to Reduce Chronic Absences. It Worked
A program in Connecticut sent school employees to families' homes to address absenteeism's root causes.
Student Well-Being More Schools Are Offering Student Mental Health Days. Here's What You Need to Know
New York might join a dozen other states now permitting students excused absences from classes to look after their mental well-being.
Student Well-Being What the Research Says Telemedicine Could Help Keep Kids in Class
Schools' use of telehealth services expanded during the pandemic, and a study suggests it helps reduce absenteeism.
School & District Management Are Perfect Attendance Awards Fundamentally Flawed? Some School Leaders Say Yes
Encouraging an ‘in-school-no-matter-what’ mindset is counterproductive to public health.
School & District Management Opinion LAUSD Superintendent: These Are Our 4 Priorities Right Now
Is there hope for the future of public education in America? Yes, writes Los Angeles schools chief Alberto M. Carvalho.
School & District Management 5 Big Hurdles to Learning Recovery, According to District Leaders
Student absences, staffing shortages, and a lack of reliable data are among the dampers to ambitious academic plans.
Student Well-Being Expert Tips on Tackling Student Absences During the Fall and Winter
Planning ahead and using creative approaches to student engagement can help.
Student Well-Being Respiratory Illnesses Force Schools to Close, Hurting Attendance Efforts
Support for students returning from illness is critical.
Student Well-Being Addressing the Link Between Anxiety, Depression, and Student Attendance
Issues such as severe anxiety and depression can have a direct effect on school avoidance and attendance issues.
Student Well-Being What the Research Says Student Absences May Spike Due to Low Vaccination Rates, Weaker Immunity
School leaders should brace for waves of respiratory infections this fall.
College & Workforce Readiness 'Graduation Counselors' Go Door-to Door to Find Missing Students
On tree-lined streets and trailer parks, workers knock on doors to offer students a second chance at graduation.
School & District Management What the Research Says Teacher and Student Absenteeism Is Getting Worse
So says new federal survey data, suggesting schools should start now to get students reconnected by the fall.
Equity & Diversity Study Links Longer School Bus Rides to Chronic Absenteeism
Chronic absenteeism rates are as high as 12 percent for students with long bus rides, researchers find.
Student Achievement With So Many Kids Struggling in School, Experts Call for Revamping 'Early Warning Systems'
A new collaborative says the indicators developed to flag students at risk of not graduating need an update for post-pandemic schools.