If Teachers Don’t Go To School, Why Should Kids?

Published by — When lots of teachers are out, school can get chaotic. In Rhode Island, 55% of the teachers in high-poverty schools were absent 10 days or more during school year 2011-12.  RI’s was the highest rate in the nation, according to Equitable Access to Excellent Teachers, a set of U.S. Department of Education’s (DOE) […]

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Chronic Absenteeism Reveals and Causes Problems

Published by — If kids aren’t at school, all of the school’s other efforts just don’t matter. If a kid’s not listening, she’s not learning. If the kid’s not even in school, she’s certainly not listening. Showing up every day and on time are skills absolutely necessary to success, especially at the entry level of […]

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