This article talks about the problem of chronic absenteeism and the fact that effects more schools than just those in urban districts. It also explains a variety of causes of absenteeism and reports on some programs and projects that may address the problem.Source:
Joe Heim, The Washington Post, September 6, 2016Description:
If showing up is half the battle, a lot of American schoolchildren are in trouble.
A new analysis of data collected by the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights from the 2013-14 school year shows that more than 6.5 million students, or about 13 percent in grades K-12, missed 15 or more days of school.
The study revealed that instances of chronic absenteeism are found in almost every school district, but that half of the nation’s chronically absent students were found in just 4 percent of districts.Read the full article here!