Is your kid absent more than classmates? School ‘nudge’ letters tell parents just how much

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Hania Marien

Addressing absenteeism is a nation-wide challenge. School districts around the country are trying unique approaches: “In Tacoma and 16 other cities across the nation, school districts are boosting student attendance by sending home what they call “nudge” letters when students miss too many days of school.” These “nudge letters” “compare students’ attendance rates with averages for their school and district.”

Read about the impact of these “nudge letters” in The Seattle Times’ recent article: Is your kid absent more than classmates? School ‘nudge’ letters tell parents just how much