"A Problem Hidden in Plain Sight: Forum on Chronic Absenteeism"

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February 1, 2019


10:00am - 11:00am


SZB 435


Each year, nearly 7.5 million students are chronically absent – missing 10% or more of the school year. How should researchers, policymakers, and educators address chronic absenteeism and its effects on students?

Join us for a panel discussion examining the reasons for chronic absenteeism and strategies for improving overall school attendance.

Panelists include Kevin Gee (UC Davis - School of Education and Center for Poverty Research), Shaun Dougherty (Vanderbilt University - Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations), Sarah Lenhoff (Wayne State University - Educational Leadership and Policy Studies), Bertha Arellano (Austin Independent School District), and Sonia Dominguez (E3 Alliance, Senior Director of Learning Networks).