Reasons why kids miss school are complex and highly variable; let’s address the problem and stop promoting misinformation with simple-minded ads.
There are benefits to wearing clean clothes (reduced risk of skin infections & smelling bad). School attendance isn’t a benefit.
A partnership has formed to develop plans for the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in NY, Penn., and Washington on 9/11/01.
It’s a chain reaction: If the cafeteria smells bad, kids call in “sick” and show a reduction in academic performance at those run-down schools.
Chronic absenteeism starts young, and when it does, it blossoms into bigger problems, especially for minorities and poor students.
The US Department of Education will develop a campaign to fight chronic absenteeism, and The Advertising Council gets the sole-source contract.
Flu cases surged in the Midwest this past year. One cause of the spreading may have been doggy day cares that take care of many dogs each day.