Pennsylvania District Partners with United Way on Chronic Absenteeism

Pennsylvania District Partners with United Way on Chronic Absenteeism

May 11, 2019

Elizabeth Behrman reports for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on the Woodland Hills School District in Pennsylvania, which “is among more than 30 [school districts] that partner with the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s ‘Be There Campaign,’ aimed at reducing the number of students who are chronically absent from school each year.” Behrman notes that over the last decade, educators have begun to focus more on this issue, especially since many states (including Pennsylvania) “included it in their new school accountability measures under the Every Student Succeeds Act.”