Rutgers Profesor, Maurice Elias, shares solutions to improve school attendance.
ACNJ’s Cynthia Rice and Peter Chen testified on chronic absenteeism before the Joint Committee on Public Schools at the State House.
Schools are only part of the equation to improving attendance, but what they do matters immensely.
Governor Murphy signed school meals and chronic absenteeism bills into law. These laws will assist students in maximizing their educational potential. Once again, ACNJ’s advocacy efforts have paid off for kids!
We may not hear much about “love” amid discussions of PARCC testing and career readiness in high schools, but as high school teachers and administrators listen to youth voices, they may find that high schools can learn a surprising amount from early childhood models.