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Using Behavioral Insights to Improve School Administrative Communications: The Case of Truancy Notifications

Lasky-Fink, Jessica, Carly D. Robinson, Hedy Nai-Lin Chang and Todd Rodgers. Harvard Kennedy School, March 2018. Truancy notifications often use long passages of punitive legal jargon that are confusing and threatening to families. By randomly assigning parents to receive a modified truancy notification with simplified language and constructive information, the researchers saw a reduction in absenteeism.
Published:   March 2021

When Students Miss School: The High Cost to Houston

Finck, Julie Baker. Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, September 14, 2015. This report provides a detailed look at chronic absence in the Houston Independent School District for the 2014-2015 school year, when about 9.3 percent of students missed 10 percent or more of the school year. The report explores the impact poor attendance has on student achievement, classroom instruction and…
Published:   September 2015
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