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Erb-Downward, Jennifer; Watt, Payton – Poverty Solutions, University of Michigan, 2018
Attendance is vital to academic success but many children in Michigan are not making it to school. Based on recent estimates, Michigan has the sixth highest statewide chronic absenteeism rate in the country. Efforts to reduce school absences can be strengthened by understanding the characteristics of students most at risk. Race, income and…
Descriptors: Poverty, Attendance, Homeless People, Academic Achievement
Erb-Downward, Jennifer, Comp.; Evangelist, Michael, Comp. – Poverty Solutions, University of Michigan, 2018
Recent research in the State of Michigan has shown homelessness among children to be a key factor predicting student achievement in both rural and urban areas, yet little attention has been given, thus far, to understanding where homeless students in Michigan attend school and how their needs might differ depending on their geographic location.…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Housing, Academic Achievement, Student Needs
Erb-Downward, Jennifer, Comp. – Poverty Solutions, University of Michigan, 2018
In compliance with new regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the State of Michigan recently released graduation, dropout and attendance rate data for homeless students for school years 2012-13 through 2016-17. This policy brief examines the state's newly available public education graduation and dropout data and finds dramatic…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Attendance, Homeless People, Educational Policy
Phillips, Deborah A.; Johnson, Anna D.; Weiland, Christina; Hutchison, Jane E. – Poverty Solutions, University of Michigan, 2017
The increasing diversity of young children enrolled in state pre-K and Head Start programs has prompted examination of varying impacts for identified subgroups of young children. We argue that questions of subgroup impacts and the processes that may account for them should be prioritized in future evaluations of these programs. Three subgroups at…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Public Education, Preschool Children, Student Diversity