How to get to the bottom of chronic absenteeism by students

10/23/2013 | Edutopia.org

Missing school -- at all grade levels -- has consequences for students and makes it more likely that students will perform poorly and potentially drop out, writes Anne O'Brien, deputy director of the Learning First Alliance. In this blog post, she writes that educators should act fast to curb chronic absenteeism by first collecting necessary data, communicating with students, bolstering after-school programs and developing new attendance goals.

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