chronic absenteeism
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
Chronic absenteeism contributing to Missouri’s stagnant student test scores

(The Center Square) – Nearly one in four Missouri students are absent from school more than 10% of the school year, according to the state Department of Elementary and Secondary… Read More

December 26, 2023
Public Education
Report reveals meager results for $24.7 million Connecticut program to address chronic absenteeism in schools

A new report on the nearly $25 million initiative to combat chronic student absenteeism in Connecticut reveals only modest gains. Despite the mixed results, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and Education… Read More

October 25, 2023
Public Education
In Maryland’s public schools, ‘average’ isn’t very good

Maryland’s education department released its public-school report card, revealing over 25% of schools lost at least one star out of five. The report, from the… Read More

March 13, 2023
Public Education
6 school safety bills filed, address security failure in Uvalde

(The Center Square) – State Sen. Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, filed six school safety bills on Thursday, referring to them as “Safety Six.” The bills, he says, will address a number… Read More

March 13, 2023
Poll: Large majority of Chicago voters support school choice

(The Center Square) – Two out of every three voters are dissatisfied with Chicago’s public education system, and some 62% of them support school choice, a new Illinois Policy Institute… Read More

February 27, 2023
Public Education
Schools are open, but students are still missing class as chronic absenteeism soars

(Daily Caller) – Though schools are open and are no longer relying on remote learning, many students are still chronically absent from class, according to The Wall Street Journal. In… Read More

December 29, 2022