Public Education
Report: Chronic absenteeism in public schools a national crisis

(The Center Square) – A record number of students are skipping school, propelling chronic absenteeism to a national crisis, according to an analysis of public-school attendance data. The analysis comes… Read More

April 11, 2024
Public Education
School attendance nationwide is suffering from ‘long COVID,’ report finds

The CDC will soon drop the last vestiges of COVID-19 guidelines, but the problems of the pandemic are not so easily undone in public schools. A report from the American… Read More

February 15, 2024
Public Education
Florida legislators aim to crack down on chronic absenteeism in public schools

Florida lawmakers preparing to return to work Jan. 9 are set to address rising rates of chronic absenteeism among public school students. Data from the Florida… Read More

January 2, 2024
Public Education
Wisconsin students missing class at alarming rates over past decade, report says

(The Center Square) – Many children in Wisconsin schools have not returned to class since the COVID outbreak. A new report from the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty looks at… Read More

November 30, 2023
Public Education
Report: Indiana chronic absences in schools doubles in six years

(The Center Square) – Indiana’s number of students chronically absent from school has more than doubled from six years ago. Nearly 25% percent, or 256,010, were considered chronic absentees in… Read More

October 13, 2023
Public Education
Kansas schools continue to see a decrease in attendance three years post-pandemic

Three years since the pandemic caused public schools to resort to online learning, Kansas schools are continuing to see a decrease in attendance.  More than one in four Kansas students… Read More

September 6, 2023
Public Education
More teachers are skipping school post-COVID than ever before

Many education officials are concerned with the rise of chronic absenteeism among students. After all, schools can’t teach if students don’t attend. But an equally pressing, though less publicized, issue… Read More

July 13, 2023