Tabs

Attendance

Chang, Hedy; Romero, Mariajose, Present, Engaged and Accounted For: The Critical Importance of Addressing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades, National Center for Children in Poverty: NY; NY, September 2008.

* Chang, Hedy; Romero, Mariajose, Present, Engaged and Accounted For: The Critical Importance of Addressing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades, National Center for Children in Poverty: NY; NY, September 2008.

The Attendance Gap

Too many children from low-income families miss too many days of school. Research has found that among low-income kids in the US, two in 10 missed more than 18 days of school. These students can ill-afford to lose time on task, especially in the early years when reading instruction is a central part of the curriculum.