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August 09, 2017

Teachers Spend Hundreds of Dollars to Help Feed Students Who Are Hungry

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

Bullying's Hidden Cost: Schools Lose Millions of Dollars When Kids Stay Home

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

PISA Provides Peek at How Attendance, School Climate May Affect Achievement

The newest results on the international PISA test show how factors like attendance and school climate correlate with academic achievement.

October 28, 2016

Chronic Absenteeism a Strong Choice for ESSA's 'Other Indicator,' Report Argues

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

Which School Districts Struggle Most With Chronically Absent Students?

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

Renewed Focus Needed to Help Homeless Students Stay in School, Study Argues

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

Chronic Absenteeism: New Data Paints Clearest Picture Yet of 'Crisis,' Feds Say

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

Suspensions Have a Multi-Billion-Dollar Cost Nationwide, Study Says

Nationwide, 10th-grade suspensions have more than $35 billion in economic effects, researchers concluded after analyzing federal data and existing research.

April 04, 2016

Trauma-Informed Practices Will Help Tackle Chronic Absenteeism in Oregon

A new law in Oregon includes grant funding for schools to pilot "trauma-informed" solutions to chronic absenteeism.

February 19, 2016

Two New Initiatives Take Aim at Chronic Absenteeism

The two new initiatives are part of the "Every Student, Every Day" campaign begun under President Barack Obama last year to bolster attendance.

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