Present, Engaged, and Accounted For: The Critical Importance of Addressing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades

Report by Hedy N. Chang, Mariajose Romero
September 2008

A report sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to raise awareness of the importance of addressing chronic early absences, explore the available data on the extent of the problem, and share emerging lessons on how schools can use chronic early absence to identify and address challenges affecting the well-being of children early in their school careers.