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Students Need Help to Rebuild Attendance Habits. Here Are 3 Things Schools Can Do Now


April 21, 2022

To truly engage students after two years of unprecedented disruption, schools need to look beyond perfect attendance awards and consider broader efforts that address barriers to school attendance, a new resource says.

After interrupted learning and stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, those barriers may include family circumstances, a lack of connection to communities and schools, and an erosion of habits like showing up to the bus stop on time.

“Simply emphasizing the impact of days missed on learning does not adequately recognize the overwhelming stresses many students and families are faced with during the pandemic,” says the toolkit released by Attendance Works, a national organization that helps schools tackle student absenteeism.


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