#AttendanceAwarenessMonth Trends on Twitter

The topic of attendance was trending on social media this month. Here’s what most grabbed the attention of your principal peers.
Communicator
September 2018, Volume 42, Issue 1

Social media connects you with other education professionals and keeps you updated on the latest trends in leadership and learning. What’s resonating with other principals? Attendance awareness is a big topic right now.

While nearly half (44 percent) of high schools have high and extreme levels of chronic absence, elementary schools should not be overlooked. Slightly more elementary schools than high schools have high and extreme levels of chronic absence, according to this Attendance Works article.

Another finding? Schools serving children in special education, alternative education and vocational education, as well as schools with higher levels of poverty, are much more likely to have extreme levels of chronic absence.

The study also shows that chronic absence disproportionately affects particular student populations, with higher rates evident for Native American, Hispanic, African-American, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander students.

In the article, Attendance Works provides an interactive data map and breaks down the data state-by-state. How does your state compare?

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