National Council on Teacher Quality Releases Study Finding that Teachers are in School 94 Percent on Average, but Rate is Dragged Down by Minority of Teachers who are Absent 18 Days or More

Districts in 40 of the Country's Largest Cities Encouraged to Improve Attendance by Focusing on Chronically Absent Teachers


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A study looking at the attendance of over 234,000 teachers in the 2012-2013 school year found disturbing evidence of a group of teachers who are absent at least one out of every ten school days. The report, Roll Call: The importance of teacher attendance, finds that at 16 percent, the group of chronically absent teachers was precisely equivalent in size to the group of teachers who had excellent attendance in that school year, absent three or fewer days.

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