Commentary: There are ways to help students stay in school

Greenville Online by Dr. Sandy Addis

Johnny is absent today — again. He was absent yesterday and may be tomorrow as well. Johnny has begun the slow process of disengagement that can and often does contribute to dropping out of high school.

Unfortunately, Johnny’s not alone in his absences — or his disengagement from school. Many other students across the nation share his story. The unfortunate fact is that, once begun and without intervention, a student’s disengagement all too often culminates in that student dropping out of school. And while there are other equally important indicators, excessive school absence is a critical and obvious indicator of disengagement.

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