Using Behavioral Science to Improve School Attendance — EdNext Podcast

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Can research help reveal what works and what doesn’t work to reduce student absences?

New studies find that attendance awards may actually hurt attendance, but that correcting parents’ false beliefs about their child’s school absences may help.

This week, Marty West speaks with Todd Rogers, professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Along with Carly Robinson of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Todd is the author of “How to Tackle Student Absenteeism.”

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