Roll Call: The importance of teacher attendance

June 2014

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This report breaks down teacher attendance for 40 districts in the nation's largest cities in the 2012-2013 school year. We identify districts with the greatest percentage of teachers with excellent attendance as well as those with the biggest percentages of chronically absent teachers. In addition to identifying districts that are leaders and laggards in school attendance, the report takes a look at the impact of school poverty levels on teacher attendance and whether or not policies to curb absences made a difference. 

District Summary Information
Atlanta Public Schools
Austin Independent School District
Baltimore City Public Schools
Buffalo Public Schools
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Cincinnati Public Schools
Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Columbus City Schools
Dallas Independent School District
Denver County School District No. 1
District of Columbia Public Schools
Duval County Public Schools (Jacksonville, FL)
Granite School District (Salt Lake City, UT)
Hartford Public Schools
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Tampa, FL)
Houston Independent School District
Indianapolis Public Schools
Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville, KY)
Kansas City Public Schools (MO)
Los Angeles Unified School District
Milwaukee Public Schools
Minneapolis Public Schools
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
New York City Department of Education
Newark Public Schools District
Northside Independent School District (San Antonio, TX)
Oklahoma City Public Schools
Orleans Parish School Board (New Orleans, LA)
Orange County Public Schools (Orlando, FL)
The School District of Philadelphia
Phoenix Union High School District
Pittsburgh Public Schools
Portland Public Schools (OR)
Providence Public School District
Sacramento City Unified School District
San Diego Unified School District
San Francisco Unified School District
San Jose Unified School District
Seattle Public Schools
St. Louis Public Schools

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