California and Combatting Chronic Absenteeism

California and Combatting Chronic Absenteeism

December 12, 2017

According to new state data, “more than one in 10 [California] students are chronically absent.” Phyllis Jordan finds this information “troubling because chronic absenteeism is associated with weaker test scores, higher dropout rates and lower chances of finishing college,” and discusses ways the state can tackle this growing problem.