Welcome to my humble little corner of the web. The goal here is to discuss issues in education that strike me as important as news or trends, or maybe just ramble.
Ok, I try not to post raw research. I know for most people, reading research is like watching paint dry. However this time there were just too many good nuggets to make my own post out of. Instead, I’m posting the PowerPoint that goes through point by point. A lot of it proves what we already assume.
Economically disadvantaged? Probably more frequently absent.
Absent in Kindergarten? Absent at least through 5th grade.
Absent in 5th grade? Absent in 10th grade.
One item I found interesting for our purposes. The researchers found that chronic absenteeism is higher in rural areas. In urban areas, absenteeism is higher in the upper grades.