Did you know that
by 9th grade, students’ chances of graduating from high school drop by 20 percentage points for every week of school they have missed? Or that nearly 8 million students—16 percent of the nation’s public-school population—are chronically absent. Or five to seven and a half million K-12 students are missing at least one month of school in their school years.
Extensive research shows that every day engaged in the school and classroom leads to life success, just as every absence – excused or unexcused – and tardy creates a downward pattern. There is an alarming trend in chronic absenteeism nationwide, and at EVERY DAY MATTERS, we have a passion for promoting and supporting the reversal of this trend.