How Can Arizona Schools Beat Chronic Absenteeism?
Arizona has a teacher shortage, and the K-12 system is chronically underfunded, even with recent increases put into effect by lawmakers and the governor.
One under-discussed challenge, however, is absenteeism and how a significant percentage of students simply don’t end up showing up for school.
Businesswoman Rhonda Cagle wrote an op-ed for The Arizona Republic that raises awareness of chronic absenteeism and highlights what some schools are doing to counter it. She joined The Show to talk about her piece.