Chalkbeat | Why are Students Missing so Much School? The Answer May Lie in the Chronic Absenteeism ‘Black Box’


Associate Professor of Education Policy Jing Liu addresses the climbing rate of student absences. 

“Because it’s super simplified, it’s hiding a lot of nuances,” said Jing Liu, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland’s College of Education. “We need to differentiate the reason behind absences to know how to help an individual kid.”

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