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October 25, 2016

New Report Examines Chronic Absenteeism in K-3 Arkansas Students

The report looked at data for children in kindergarten through 3rd grade during the 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015 school years and found a correlation between attendance and the ability to read at grade level.

May 26, 2016

New Report Reveals How to Keep School Attendance, Enthusiasm High in June

A new study shows that some schools in New York City experience a big drop in attendance between April and June, but there are ways to combat this problem through strategic scheduling of events such as field trips.

May 18, 2016

Ohio Lawmaker Takes Steps to Keep Students Out of Court for Truancy

Ohio State Rep. Jeffery Rezabek wants schools in Ohio to take students to court for truancy only as a last resort.

May 06, 2016

Report Finds Correlation Between Chronic Absenteeism, Difficulty Reading

This report by the Child & Family Policy Center found that students who were chronically absent during the early-elementary years were less likely to read on grade level at the end of 3rd grade than their peers.

July 27, 2015

No Money Saved From Four-Day School Week, Report Says

No cost savings found in expanding school day and shortening school week to four days, according to a study by the Rural Opportunities Consortium of Idaho.

June 22, 2015

Better Access Crucial to Success of Summer and After-School Programs

Schools and communities need to do a better job of expanding access to after-school and summer learning programs, according to a panel of experts.

June 05, 2015

Summer Program With Gains in Reading, Math Add another 1,000 Slots

The YMCA and BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) are set to double the size of a summer program that's been shown to increase reading and math skills by 2.4 to 3.5 months for the most underperforming students.

April 23, 2015

Setback for California Students Alleging Schools Gave Them Non-Existent Classes

A California judge rejected a request by students at six low-income high schools to compel the state to step in and ensure they received the same access to classes as students at other schools, writing that attorneys for the students didn't provide enough evidence to compare their lost learning time to that at other, similar high schools.

February 17, 2015

Calif. Students Scheduled to Run Errands Ask Judge to Require 'Real' Classes

Students at six California high schools ask a judge to issue a preliminary injunction and demand that state education officials intervene in scheduling problems at the schools that have resulted in the students losing weeks of instructional time and missing courses they need to graduate and apply for college.

December 30, 2014

Billions Lost Making Up for Summer Learning Loss, Say Business Leaders

The United States wastes $21 billion dollars a year making up for summer learning loss, according to an analysis of scores of studies by ReadyNation, a nonprofit working to strengthen the workforce by pushing policymakers to fund expanded learning programs.

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