Chicago schools find themselves closed for another weather-related difficulty, but it's just one more woe for a district continually struggling with attendance.
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December 26, 2013
A Kentucky task force has recommended changes to the state's justice system that could reduce youth incarceration rates in part by limiting court involvement for offenses like truancy.
December 11, 2013
A national study found few states have investigated whether decisions to raise compulsory school attendance ages actually reduced dropout rates. The study recommends a careful review of the effects as Maryland raises its attendance age in two phases.
December 03, 2013
A report examining U.S. PISA scores includes student survey data on school climate, truancy and discipline.
November 20, 2013
A new study by the Everyone Graduates Center at the Johns Hopkins University school of education found getting New York City's chronically absent students back in the classroom helped boost their academic achievement.
June 10, 2013
The districts, which serve about 300,000 students, require federal intervention to close off one branch of the school-to-prison pipeline, the groups say.
April 03, 2013
Parents and community groups join forces in Providence, R.I., to reduce chronic absenteeism; 32 percent of students missed at least a month of school in 2011.
March 29, 2013
In part driven by a federal grant program, more states are measuring schools' nonacademic attributes, including school climate and students' health.
March 25, 2013
A new PBS documentary explores a year in the life of a traditional public school in Washington, D.C.
March 19, 2013
A new report on school start times shows homeschooled students match best with researcher recommendations. That's in no small part because of the short commute.