Close

 

Attendance

Attendance

“Missing a lot of school throws students off track to educational success. Studies of chronic absenteeism in preK, kindergarten, and the elementary grades have consistently found links to lower achievement levels in later grades, especially for children from low-income families.” And low attendance in middle and high school ripples into students not making it to post-secondary schooling, and being involved in the criminal justice system.”

“Missing School Matters” by Robert Balfanz in Phi Delta Kappan, October 2015 (Vol. 98, #2, p. 8-13)