K-12 Dive: “Chronic absenteeism rates almost doubled during pandemic”

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  • “While chronic absenteeism is one of the key challenges hindering students’ success, the Casey Foundation found adverse childhood experiences — like family economic hardship or parents divorcing, separating or going to jail — are another major contributing factor. Some 40% of students had gone through an adverse childhood experience in 2021-22, the foundation said.
  • To address these challenges, the Casey Foundation recommends increasing students’ access to low-cost or free school meals, high-dosage tutoring and a reliable internet connection. States and school districts should also invest in community schools and improve attendance tracking, the report said.”

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