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Panel Discussion: The Causes, Consequences and Correlates of Student Absenteeism

June 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us as four nationally-renowned scholars on student absenteeism describe the most up-to-date research on student absenteeism and how to boost student attendance. Each speaker will present about their research for 10 minutes followed by a time for Q&A.


  • Michael Gottfried, UC Santa Barbara
  • Ethan Hutt, University of Maryland
  • Joshua Childs, University of Texas at Austin
  • Kaitlin Anderson, Michigan State University

Event Details: State and school leaders have long sought interventions aimed at reducing inequality and improving academic achievement. Recent research evidence is mounting in favor of a simple, cost-effective, yet highly impactful policy lever: boosting student attendance.

Chronic absenteeism and truancy have been linked to a variety of undesirable outcomes for students including an increased risk of dropout, lower test scores, lower educational and social engagement, juvenile delinquency, and substance abuse. While various policies have been suggested to combat these issues-such as restorative justice, culturally responsive teaching, school-wide tiered supports, and a general reduction in the use of exclusionary discipline-knowledge on the efficacy, implementation challenges, training requirements, and overall costs associated with these approaches is lacking.

At this critical policy juncture, the Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis program in NC State University’s College of Education is assembling a panel presentation by four academics who are research-active in this area. Join us on June 11t at 6 p.m. to hear these nationally-renowned scholars describe the most up-to-date research on this important subject.

This event is open to the public. For additional information, please contact Anna Egalite at


June 11, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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