Governor Cuomo launched a public awareness campaign Tuesday promoting school attendance. Here’s the full press release for the “Every Student Present” campaign, which points to statistics like these:
– About one in ten U.S. students miss ten percent or more school days each year.
– As many as four in ten kindergarten and first grade students will miss about a month of school, which particularly jeopardizes early reading proficiency.
– Chronically-absent sixth grade students graduate less frequently than their peers.
New York City just announced its latest effort to reduce truancy by opening a center geared toward keeping students in school.