The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count Data Book cites improvements for teens, but notes that minorities still lag in several areas compared to their white peers.
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June 21, 2016
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.
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.
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.