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Giving parents a ‘nudge’ on student attendance
Giving parents a ‘nudge’ on student attendance

A US research study suggests a simple postcard to parents encouraging them to improve their child’s school attendance could be a powerful tool for educators.

The effect of student tardiness on learning
The effect of student tardiness on learning

Several studies have shown that school tardiness has a negative impact on learning outcomes for both the late student and their classroom peers. Here, we explore the issue.

Improving Indigenous attendance – the role of teachers
Improving Indigenous attendance – the role of teachers

Latest data indicate a 10 per cent attendance gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. What's the role for teachers in improving attendance among Indigenous children?

Raising whole school attendance
Raising whole school attendance

A framework with strategies intended to tackle attendance head on has resulted in a measurable increase in student attendance levels at this school.

Infographic: Time online and attendance and wellbeing

Is there a link between time spent online and wellbeing and attendance? A recent OECD report explored.

Change through teacher leadership
Change through teacher leadership

Initiatives aimed at improving attendance and retention rates in a remote Indigenous school have paved the way for a rise in students interested in pursuing tertiary education and career pathways.

On track to achievement
On track to achievement

As well as improving fitness levels, this school in Western Australia aims to build Indigenous girls’ confidence and leadership skills, and address the problems that they face in day to day life.

The Research Files Episode 3: Attendance and outcomes with Dr Steve Zubrick
The Research Files Episode 3: Attendance and outcomes with Dr Steve Zubrick

This month we speak to Steve Zubrick, who recently carried out research into the link between student attendance and educational outcomes.

Beyond the gates
Beyond the gates

A successful program supporting remote Indigenous students in the Northern Territory has proved that tapping into resources and support outside the school gates can improve student outcomes.

And… action!
And… action!

Four passionate educators elaborate on the findings of their own action research projects.