The Big Idea: Cracking the Code on Chronic Absence
The age old problem of students skipping school has become a national epidemic. Roughly seven million students are chronically absent, meaning they miss more than a month of school each year. In this session, presenters will offer an overview of chronic absenteeism, explore its negative impact on academic outcomes, and share low cost and data-driven attendance strategies developed through the NYC Community School Initiative and championed by the national My Brother's Keeper Campaign.
Additional Supporting Materials
- Sarah Peterson, Director of Research and Development, Office of Community Schools, New York City Department of Education
- Sarah Jonas, Deputy Executive Director, Office of Community Schools, New York City Department of Education
- Jefferson Pestronk, Director of Strategy, New Visions for Public Schools
Sarah Peterson, Dir of Research & Development, New York City Department of Education
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