Helping Kids Succeed in School
It seems intuitive that students with good attendance are more likely to succeed in school. The flip side of that is that students who regularly miss school are also more likely to struggle academically.
Missed days can add up quickly; missing just two days a month puts a student’s success in school in jeopardy. Each day missed represents lost education time. Students can quickly fall behind and disconnect. Students who regularly miss school can find it harder to return to the classroom. By 6th grade, chronic absenteeism, defined as students who miss two day of school or more per month, whether excused or unexcused, is a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school.
Yet, keeping kids in school is not always easy.
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