Summer is a perfect time for reflecting on how to make reports and data on chronic absence easier to find and use. The Data Quality Campaign's (DQC) latest
Show Me the Data
report examined report cards from all 50 states and the District of Columbia to see how well state leaders are using publicly available education report cards to provide easily understood data on student success and school quality. States have started the work, but there's more to do, DQC says.
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We're delighted that New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed a new law, the
Attendance For Success Act (HB 236)
. The new bill inserts chronic absenteeism into New Mexico's state law for the first time. The law is designed to prevent absences, calls for early intervention and specialized support for students and families.
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and read more