December 3, 2016: The Biddeford Journal
Biddeford Schools Tackle Attendance, Absenteeism by Alan Bennett
August 15, 2016: The Forecaster
Superintendent's Notebook: Attending School is Important, Starting with Day 1 by Xavier Botana, Superintendent Portland Public Schools
February 4, 2016: Maine Public Broadcasting
Maine Schools Grappling with Chronic Absenteeism by Jay Fields
January 26, 2016: NECN News
The Walking School Bus in Lewiston by Danielle Waugh
October 12, 2015: York County Journal Tribune
Don't Be A Fool, Go To School by Tammy Wells
September 16, 2015: The Forecaster
Superintendent's Notebook: Attending School is First Step to Success by Jeanne Crocker, Interim Superintendent for Portland Public Schools
September 8, 2015: Lewiston Sun Journal
Lewiston School Produces Attendance PSA
March 15, 2015: Portland Press Herald Editorial
Our View: Student Absences Require Creative Response
Feb 26, 2015: Gorham Times, page 6
Attendance Matters! by Becky Hayward, School Counselor at Village School in Gorham
August 24, 2014: Lewiston Sun Journal
Op Ed Article: Will You Help? by Bill Webster, Superintendent of Schools for Lewiston Public Schools
September 4, 2013: Portland Press Herald
Our View: From Kindergarten On, Every Day in Class Counts Southern Maine schools are trying to cut elementary absenteeism.
December 30, 2016: Education Week
ESSA Highlights Absenteeism as a Key Challenge For Schools by Caralee J. Adams
November 3, 2016: National Public Radio
5 Reasons Schools Should Measure Chronic Absence by Elissa Nadworny
June 27, 2016: Education Week
1 in 4 Teachers Miss 10 or More Days, Analysis Finds by Sarah Sparks
June 10, 2016: U.S. News and World Report
Obama Administration Tries Tackling Chronic Absenteeism by Lauren Camera examines the US Department of Education Civil Rights report which found that more than 13% of students in the US were chronically absent having missed 15 or more days of school.
February 10, 1016: EdSource
One Way to Improve Kindergarten Attendance: Take The Bus by Jane Meredith Adams discusses a recent study by Michael Gottfried using a sample of 14,000 kindergarten students on the effect of school transportation on chronic absenteeism.
October 16, 2015: New York Times
Stopping Absenteeism at the Age of 5 by Rikha Sharma Rani highlights an effective approach to combat chronic absenteeism in New Britain, Conn elementary schools.
October 7, 2015: US Department of Education
Every Student, Every Day: Obama Administration Launches First Ever, National Cross-Sector Initiative To Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism In Our Nation's Schools
October 2, 2015: Washington Post
Home Visiting Linked to Lower School Truancy and Better Reading Outcomes by Michael Alison Chandler who highlights a recent John Hopkins study of 12 elementary schools that took part in a family engagement program.
February 24, 2015: National Public Radio
In Los Angeles, Missing Kindergarten is a Big Deal A profile of kindergarten teachers and their principal's effort to address chronic absenteeism.
October 3, 2014: The Washington Post
Opinions: Finding the Reason Behind School Absences by Hedy Chang, Director of Attendance Works and Hyesook Chung, Executive Director of DC Action for Children
May 27, 2014: Portland Press Herald on program in Providence, Rhode Island
Walking School Bus Movement: School Children Make Strides Towards Fitness, Safety and Attendance