Smith-Griffin: Chronic absenteeism has skyrocketed during the pandemic. But just rewarding students for showing up at school won’t fix it
Sign up here for LA School Report’s newsletter. For years, schools have drilled into parents that attendance is an important factor in student achievement. But amid the 2021-22 school year’s rocky trajectory, marked by staff shortages, quarantines, and political battles over health measures, the focus on rewarding attendance has resulted in confused, exasperated families. Chronic...
By Joanna Smith-Griffin | March 30, 2022