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.
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December 05, 2017
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.
September 06, 2016
Half of all chronically absent students live in 4 percent of the nation's school districts, a new analysis of federal civil rights data show.
June 13, 2016
Disconnections make it tough for homeless students to stay in school, says a new study, which also details the new requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act that bolster resources for their support.
June 10, 2016
A new, first-of-its-kind trove of federal data on chronic absenteeism shows the depth of what officials and advocates have labeled a crisis. Here are some of the most striking facts.