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Keeping students present: 4 ways to address absenteeism

Penn GSE’s Michael Gottfried shares four ways in which communities can lower absenteeism rates and increase student engagement.


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A parent compassionately talking to a small child.
Penn GSE’s Dr. Marsha Richardson shares her insights.
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Renowned edtech expert Ryan Baker talks about what we’ve learned — and how educators can put that knowledge to work.
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The history of the September 11 attacks is important. But Penn GSE’s Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher says we should show students how 9/11 has shaped our world.
To help children prepare to start school, Katie Barghaus and Casey Henderson from the Penn Child Research Center’s Conquering Kindergarten initiative offer some tips.
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