Chronic Absenteeism

Every Student, Every Day: A National Initiative to Address and Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism

Chronic absenteeism-or missing at least 10 percent of school days in a school year for any reason, excused or unexcused-is a primary cause of low academic achievement and a powerful predictor of those students who may eventually drop out of school.

Healthier Students Are Better Learners

Health-related problems play a major role in limiting the motivation and ability to learn of urban minority youth, and interventions to address those problems can improve educational and health outcomes.

Community Toolkit to Address and Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism

The U.S. Departments of Education (ED), Health and Human Services (HHS), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Justice (DOJ) have developed this toolkit. The assembled materials support coordinated community action that addresses local chronic absenteeism's underlying causes affecting millions of children in our nation's public schools each year.

Attendance Works

Improving attendance and reducing chronic absence is not rocket science, but it does take commitment, collaboration, and tailored approaches to each school community's particular challenges and strengths.

Connecticut Kids Report Card

Connecticut Chronic Absenteeism Strategic Group snapshot of accomplishments 2014-2015

Brief on Chronic Absenteeism and School Health

Identifying and implementing health interventions is a critical step to addressing chronic absenteeism and a key opportunity for collaboration among multiple sectors, including health, education, public health and the environment.

New Haven Leader's Emphasizes Importance of School Attendance

Attendance Matters will target the two main causes of chronic absenteeism: health and transportation.