absenteeism http://wesa.fm en The Problem of Chronic Absenteeism http://wesa.fm/post/problem-chronic-absenteeism <p>Chronic absenteeism is a key driver of the nation's achievement, high school graduation and college attainment gaps. The pattern for kids missing school begins as early as kindergarten.</p><p>Linda Lane, Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent, Linda Hippert, executive director of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and Ken Smythe-Leistico, assistant director at the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development address the various reasons for chronic absenteeism. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:48:18 +0000 Heather McClain 15610 at http://wesa.fm The Problem of Chronic Absenteeism The Impact of Absenteeism http://wesa.fm/post/impact-absenteeism <p>Chronic absence takes a toll on students and the rest community from an early age. Katie Carroll is a Kindergarten teacher at Pittsburgh Faison School and thinks future learning patterns are developed as early as the first year.</p><p>"I try to establish relationships with parents so that the kids are really excited about coming to school." Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:46:50 +0000 Heather McClain 15623 at http://wesa.fm The Impact of Absenteeism Approaching Solutions for Chronic Absence http://wesa.fm/post/approaching-solutions-chronic-absence <p>In order for a student to be considered “chronically absent” they have to have missed 10 to 19 days of classes throughout the school year. In many cases, people are tempted to play the blame game and think teachers and administrators are not holding up their end of the bargain when it comes to keeping kids in school.</p><p>Dr. Linda Lane, superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, feels that “both the communities, the families and schools need to find common ground.” That common ground, she says is that everyone wants the kids to do well. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:18:53 +0000 Katie Martin 15617 at http://wesa.fm Approaching Solutions for Chronic Absence