Detroit Education Research Partnership, led by Sarah Lenhoff, associate professor and research team for the College of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, researches “Chronic absenteeism in schools” and is quoted on WJR-AM.

WJR-AM, 11/17
Chronic absenteeism in schools

Many school districts across the country deal with chronic absenteeism, and a group of Wayne State University researchers have recently explored some of the complex reasons Detroit Public School students are chronically absent, including a lack of transportation and health issues. The pandemic has exacerbated many of these issues, because parents are more apt to keep the kids home if they're sick, while other parents are afraid to send their kids to school because they fear they'll get sick.




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