A group of Oregon students is advocating for a bill that proposes adding "mental or behavioral health" to a list of reasons for excused school absences.
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April 24, 2019
January 09, 2019
Students' ability to engage and succeed in the classroom is influenced by how safe, supported, and connected they feel at school. Here are some trends and policy changes that may affect school climate in 2019.
January 09, 2019
Flawed attendance data from one Maryland school district skewed an entire national analysis, showing the difficulty of collecting and reporting data. The correction comes as absenteeism data take on new weight under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
December 05, 2017
A case study explores a policy change designed to reduce suspension rates in Philadelphia schools through the lens of the larger debate on school discipline.
September 01, 2017
Chronic absenteeism is a problem that sometimes goes unrecognized, a new report says. At high levels, it can affect learning for everyone, even students who consistently show up to school.
August 28, 2017
Schools should provide services like after-school programs, mental health supports, and health services for students who don't have access to them elsewhere, a majority of respondents to a national poll said.
August 09, 2017
A majority of teachers spend their own money to help ensure students have enough to eat, spending an average of $300 a year, according to a new survey.
June 30, 2017
When bullied children stay home to avoid hurtful relationships, schools lose tens of millions of dollars each year, a new study says.
December 06, 2016
The newest results on the international PISA test show how factors like attendance and school climate correlate with academic achievement.
October 28, 2016
ESSA calls for states to adopt another indicator for school accountability, in addition to students' academic achievement in math and language arts. Chronic absenteeism may be a good fit, finds a new policy analysis.