A recent post on Education Week’s Teaching Now blog addresses the impact that teacher absences have on student achievement. ┬áThe post follows the release of the Center for American Progress report entitled Teacher Absence as a Leading Indicator of Student Achievement.

An excerpt from the Teaching Now blog:

The report says that, due to administrative expenses and substitute pay, teacher absences cost schools “a minimum of $4 billion annually.” It also also cites research finding that “every 10 absences” lowers “average mathematics achievement equivalent to the difference between having a novice teacher and one with a bit more experience.”

Click here to read the blog post.

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