Attendance

The Challenge of Taking Attendance in Remote Learning

This piece ran as a commentary in The 74. In suburban Detroit, a teenage girl was…

This Year, States and Districts Can’t Count on Enrollment Counts

It’s the time of year when schools traditionally take their “enrollment snapshots” to determine the…

Attendance Playbook: Smart Solutions for Reducing Chronic Absenteeism in the Covid Era

Amid the economic and health consequences of the coronavirus crisis and heightened anger over racism…

A Researcher’s Take on Reducing Chronic Absenteeism

Professor Todd Rogers of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a behavioral scientist, has focused…

What LeBron James Can Teach Us About Chronic Absenteeism

Amid the fanfare over the public school that NBA star LeBron James opened last year…

Nudging Students and Families to Better Attendance

As many as 8 million U.S. public school students struggle academically simply because they miss…

How School Suspensions Affect Student Achievement

The Philadelphia School District’s decision in 2012 to end suspensions for minor infractions provided fertile…