Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Report: Chronic Absenteeism Hurts Academic Performance.

The Washington Post (9/1, Brown) outlines the major points made in a new report created by two collaborating nonprofits: Attendance Works and the Healthy Schools Campaign. The report finds that chronic absenteeism from school is a major contributor to achievement gaps for poor and minority children. The report found that children who frequently miss school regularly fall behind in their academic achievement and often fail to ever catch up. EdSource (8/31, Tully) also outlined the findings of the new report from Attendance Works and how they affect education in California. The report found that “California’s low-income, black and disabled students are more likely to miss school frequently, which can be linked to future achievement gaps and dropout rates.”

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