NPR has just published an article about brand-new statistics released by the Department of Education today about students who are chronically absent.
Here’s an excerpt:
I always have a few students in this situation each year. Even with multiple phone calls home from different school personnel (obviously, including me), home visits, “threats,” attempts at parent conferences, etc., our effects are often unsuccessful. Outside of the community schools model, which includes many more ways to engage families, I’m not sure what else we can do.
Here are some other absence-related articles I’ve shared in the past:
Chronic Absences Hinder Young Learners is from The Atlantic.