Teaching The Students Who Don't Show Up
The endless discussions of how to make better schools, and therefore better students, focus largely on what happens within the school walls.
And that could present a particular problem for Oregon, since many of its students are frequently not there.
Nationwide studies of school attendance show Oregon among the worst in absenteeism... kids miss a lot of school.
The pro-attendance group Attendance Works keeps an eye on the situation, which comes down to a clear formula: less school=less achievement in reading and math.
We visit with a member of the group about options for turning the situation around.