This policy brief focuses on chronic early absenteeism in the District of Columbia. It discusses the consequences for achievement, issues with measuring chronic early absenteeism, the necessity of identifying and addressing the causes of absenteeism, and current policies. Furthermore, it looks at the efforts being made in two DC schools and at strategies used in other jurisdictions. The authors provide recommendations for education leaders and policymakers to address chronic early absenteeism in the District of Columbia.
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