Missing Students: A Bigger, Younger Problem Than We Think

Rae Pica with Hedy N. Chang, Kim Nauer, Sarah Sparks

Most teachers and parents have no idea how big of a problem absenteeism is in the early grades, nor the impact it has on classrooms and children for years to come. Moreover, a recent study found that most schools have no early warning system to detect chronic absenteeism before it becomes a significant problem. Find out what you need to know and what you can do.

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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
Hedy N. Chang directs Attendance Works, a national and state level initiative aimed at advancing student success by addressing chronic absence. Kim Nauer is based at the Center for New York City Affairs, a think tank based at The New School’s Milano School for Management and Urban Policy. Reporter Sarah D. Sparks writes a blog called Inside School Research for Education Week.
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