By Attendance Works

Media Highlights on Preventing Missed Opportunity

Media Highlights on Civil Rights Data Collection

Media Highlights on Chronic Absence

More Media Highlights (Series)

  • An empty-desk epidemic The Chicago Tribune, November 11, 2012. Nearly 32,000 students in kindergarten through eighth grade — or roughly 1 in 8 — missed four weeks or more of class during the 2010-11 school year, according to a Tribune analysis of previously undisclosed Chicago attendance data. The multi-story series describes the problem, the students, and solutions.