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Hedy Chang: Charting a Different Course: Addressing Chronic Absence as Part of a Comprehensive Approach to Reducing Truancy
Hedy Chang at the Michigan Leadership Summit on School-Justice Partnerships: Keeping Kids in School and Out of the Justice System, held September 18-19, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Chronic student absence – missing more than 10% of school during a single school year for any reason – is a serious challenge affecting the well-being of students, families, schools and the communities in which they live. Find out how to use this easy to understand, readily available attendance measure to trigger prevention and intervention strategies that can help significantly improve outcomes especially for our most vulnerable children.