Discipline Rules, Chronic Absenteeism to “Clash” Under ESSA

Discipline Rules, Chronic Absenteeism to “Clash” Under ESSA

April 25, 2018

The 74’s Carolyn Phenicie reports on how tough discipline and chronic absenteeism may “collide” under ESSA. “As more states rate schools based on how many of their students are chronically absent,” she writes, “policymakers must consider harsh discipline practices, an issue at the fore in education circles as the Education Department considers whether to revoke federal guidance on disparate discipline.”