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Elizabeth Vaade

Elizabeth Vaade

Elizabeth Vaade is an education researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

COMMENTARY
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Commentary: Why student absences aren’t the real problem in America’s ‘attendance crisis’

By: , and - October 28, 2021

Nationally, one in six children miss 15 or more days of school in a year and are considered chronically absent. Education officials have lamented that all this missed instruction has for years constituted an attendance crisis in U.S. elementary, middle, and high schools. The fear among policymakers is that these chronically absent students suffer academically […]