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June 21, 2016

Teenagers' Health, Educational Outcomes Improving, Report Finds

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.

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.

September 01, 2015

Early Patterns of Chronic Absenteeism Threaten Academic Success, Groups Say

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 Tout L.A. Unified Budget That Restricts Spending on School Police

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

Truancy: Balance Between Prevention, Discipline Has Long Been a Sticky Issue

Do criminal penalties for truancy help boost attendance or prevent dropouts? Policy debates have included the same concerns for decades.

March 05, 2015

Too Many Texas Students Face Fines, Criminal Records for Truancy, Group Says

Sending students to court for missing school is counterproductive and overly punitive, an advocacy group says.

September 02, 2014

Attendance Affects Achievement: Study Provides State-by-State Look

A study by Attendance Works tracks the effects of absences on NAEP scores at a state-by-state level.

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