Chronic school absence is associated with a number of poor outcomes for students, schools and communities. Since 2012, CRC-affiliated faculty member Nancy Erbstein and CRC staff (currently Cassie Hartzog) have worked with the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) and other community groups to understand and address the causes of chronic school absenteeism. Together, they have generated a series of briefs aimed at quantifying and analyzing the problem, and pilot ways to reduce chronic absenteeism in the SCUSD district and beyond. This work has been conducted with generous support from The California Endowment and the Sierra Health Foundation.
- SCUSD Board Proclaims September as ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH
- Chronic Absence in the Sacramento City Unified School District
- Sacramento County students are among the most absent in California
- Students Missing Class Is A Red Alert — But Researchers Say They Have A New Tool To Address The School-Absence Problem
- Seize the Data Opportunity in California: Using Chronic Absence to Improve Educational Outcomes