School Officials “Get Personal” in Fighting Absenteeism

School Officials “Get Personal” in Fighting Absenteeism

September 18, 2019

In Education Dive, Shawna De La Rosa takes a look at how school districts and administrators are using innovative methods to fight absenteeism—from “going door-to-door to talk with students and their families about the importance of going to school, to sending text messages and automated calls, many administrators are getting personal through a technique called ‘nudging’ in particular.” De La Rosa also notes that a number of states are “now tracking absenteeism in their accountability plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act, and studies also show a link between absenteeism and student success—even at very young ages.”