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Kudos to White House for Tackling Student Absenteeism

By Steve Majors Nov. 3, 2015

In a new letter to the editor of Education Week,  Communities In Schools President Dan Cardinali writes, "With their just-announced Every Student, Every Day initiative, the U.S. departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and Justice are making a concerted effort—led by the White House—to cut chronic absenteeism by at least 10 percent a year. Of course, the feds have talked about absenteeism before, and it's unclear at this point if the new initiative will involve any new funding."

But he notes, "There was one sentence in the Education Department's announcement of the initiative that provides special reason for hope"  To find out why the initiative is a step in the right direction, read more in Education Week.