A new law in Oregon includes grant funding for schools to pilot "trauma-informed" solutions to chronic absenteeism.
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April 04, 2016
February 19, 2016
The two new initiatives are part of the "Every Student, Every Day" campaign begun under President Barack Obama last year to bolster attendance.
October 07, 2015
Obama administration officials plan to announce new federal efforts to combat chronic absenteeism and to challenge states, districts, and community groups to get involved.
September 01, 2015
While attendance in later grades gets a lot of attention, educators and policy makers should also be concerned about early patterns of chronic absenteeism, two groups say.
June 23, 2015
Advocates of restorative justice announced a victory Tuesday, as the Los Angeles Unified School District announced the reallocation of some school-policing funds toward programs meant to improve school climate.
April 02, 2015
Do criminal penalties for truancy help boost attendance or prevent dropouts? Policy debates have included the same concerns for decades.
April 01, 2015
A preliminary review by the Justice Department revealed that Dallas County prosecuted approximately 20,000 failure to attend school cases in 2014.
March 05, 2015
Sending students to court for missing school is counterproductive and overly punitive, an advocacy group says.
September 02, 2014
A study by Attendance Works tracks the effects of absences on NAEP scores at a state-by-state level.
August 18, 2014
As unrest continues in the St. Louis suburb, three of four public school districts in the area, citing concern for students' and families' safety, decided to keep their doors closed to students on Monday.