Education news, analysis, and opinion on the importance of going to school regularly and the effects of truancy or chronic absences on learning
Student Achievement What the Research Says How Absenteeism, Math Anxiety, and Other Factors Shaped the Troubling Results From PISA
Dire results on the Program for International Student Assessment should start conversations. Here's how.
School & District Management Download 3 Tips to Combat Chronic Absenteeism (Downloadable)
Improving attendance can hinge on student connections, more deliberately enlisting teachers' help, and employing empathy.
School Climate & Safety How to Stop Students From Ghosting (and More Halloween Advice for Educators)
Our guide will help you keep attendance, student engagement, and classroom routines from getting thrown out of whack (o' lantern).
Families & the Community New Research Finds a Crucial Factor in Reducing Chronic Absenteeism
Just as strong connections with parents can boost students' academic achievement, new research shows the same is true in fighting absences.
Student Well-Being High Absenteeism Hits More Schools, Affecting Students With Strong Attendance, Too
Students who consistently show up to school suffer when lots of their peers are absent.
Student Well-Being From Our Research Center Students Are Missing School Because They're Too Anxious to Show Up
Students regularly miss school because of anxiety, depression, and sadness, according to a recent EdWeek Research Center survey.
Student Achievement How These Districts Are Using $10,000 to Boost Student Learning
The pilot projects, begun with grants from the National Education Association, aim to curb absenteeism, supply food, and offer tutoring.
Student Well-Being Webinar Strong Student Attendance and Engagement: What Schools Can Do
Chronic absenteeism is a pressing concern for schools. Explore strategies for boosting attendance, tracking absenteeism, and fostering a supportive school culture.
Student Well-Being Q&A What Educators Need to Know About the Intense Anxiety That Keeps Students Home From School
School avoidance contributes to an absenteeism crisis. Here's what an advocate wants schools to know.
School & District Management Q&A Could the Design of Your School Be Hurting Attendance?
An expert argues that one way to improve student attendance is to do a better job designing schools.
Student Well-Being Should Schools Reward Attendance? What the Experts Say
EdWeek talked to experts about the equity of attendance awards, as well as alternatives to awards to encourage students to come to school.
Student Well-Being Addressing Chronic Absenteeism: 4 Takeaways From Educators
Surging absences threaten schools' learning recovery efforts.