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.
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August 09, 2017
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.
June 02, 2016
Nationwide, 10th-grade suspensions have more than $35 billion in economic effects, researchers concluded after analyzing federal data and existing research.
April 04, 2016
A new law in Oregon includes grant funding for schools to pilot "trauma-informed" solutions to chronic absenteeism.
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.