Our History

InClassToday was founded by behavioral scientist and Director of Harvard’s Student Social Support Research & Development Lab, Todd Rogers. In preliminary studies, Rogers found that many parents and guardians hold misconceptions*** (see call out box for more)  about how much school their students have missed and how those absences affect academic outcomes.  

To counteract these beliefs, Rogers developed a program of intervention that involves sending parents and guardians: absence reports. These reports provide parents and guardians with up-to date and personalized information regarding attendance records and the importance of being in school.