From the Field

WEBINAR: State Policy Solutions for Reducing Student Absenteeism

Many solutions to spiraling chronic absenteeism focus on what educators and schools can do on the ground. Increasingly, though, legislators and advocates are exploring state-level strategies to help local educators tackle the absenteeism problem.

Moderated by FutureEd Associate Director Phyllis Jordan, the panel included:

  • Hedy Chang, executive director, Attendance Works
  • Rep. Dan N. Johnson, Utah House of Representatives
  • Cynthia C. Rice, senior policy analyst, Advocates for Children of New Jersey
  • Gwen Perea Warniment, executive director, New Mexico Legislative Education Study Committee

Additional Resources

Attendance Playbook

Smart Solutions for Reducing Student Absenteeism Post-Pandemic

FutureEd, Attendance Works

State Strategies for Fighting Chronic Student Absenteeism

A commentary on attendance-related legislation

State Legislation