Each year, more than 7 million or 16% of U.S. public school students are chronically absent, meaning they miss 10% or more of the school year. Chronic absenteeism can be devastating to children’s futures, leading to lower academic performance, missed educational opportunities, and increased dropout rates.
Now that we have the pandemic and have been doing distance learning, Educators are grappling with additional challenges. For students, some of these include adjusting to different learning formats (virtual learning, in-person classes, or a hybrid of the two), having limited or no access to technology, and lacking adult involvement because working parents are unavailable to supervise learning.
Do you have chronically absent students during distance learning? What do you do to stem such behavior? We found this article from edutopia.org; we thought it might help you get your students back on track.
We are not affiliated with any of the organizations, authors, or bloggers mentioned in the article. We want to share this with you in case you are searching for new solutions to this old problem. In the end, our shared goal is to help our students achieve the brighter future they deserve!