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Research

 

Nature Human Behaviour: Rogers, T. & Feller, A. (2018). Reducing Student Absences at Scale by Targeting Parents’ Misbeliefs

San Mateo County, California: Robinson, C., Lee, M. G., Dearing, E., & Rogers, T. (Working Paper): Reducing Student Absenteeism in the Early Grades by Targeting Parental Beliefs

 
 

Press

 

Harvard Kennedy School Journalist’s Resource Battling chronic absenteeism in schools: A potential solution

The Christian Science Monitor To curb chronic absence, schools treat parents as partners

Harvard Magazine "The Power of a Postcard: Trimming Truancy"

Los Angeles Times "How L.A. Unified could reduce absenteeism, if it listens to outside advisors"

Chalk Beat "As districts across the country try to drive down absenteeism, New York City leads the way"

Los Angeles Times "Getting serious about student absenteeism at L.A. Unified"

Business Insider "17 cities across the US have discovered a clever way to lower student absence rates"

 

Resources

Attendance Works is a national initiative that offers a range of resources for schools and districts looking to improve attendance, from student and parent activities that highlight the importance of attendance to data analysis tools for tracking absenteeism.

The Hamilton Project is an economic policy initiative exploring innovative policy proposals to improve the education system. Their research underscores the importance of attendance and outlines evidence-based strategies for reducing absenteeism.