Addressing the Absenteeism Crisis with Dr. Michael Gottfried

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About Michael Gottfried, Ph.D.

Michael Gottfried is an Associate Professor in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at UC Santa Barbara. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Applied Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.  He received his B.A. in Economics with Honors from Stanford University.  Dr. Gottfried has conducted numerous research studies in the area of school absenteeism, ranging from estimating the effects of absences on achievement and socioemotional development to identifying school factors and programs that can reduce chronic absenteeism. Gottfried has lectured both domestically and internationally on school absenteeism.

Show Highlights

  • The absenteeism crisis
  • The impact of students who are absent from school
  • Absences on a K-12 level
  • Initiatives to combat chronic absenteeism
  • What teachers can do to minimize absences in their classrooms
  • Consideration of start and stop times of the school day
  • Consistency in bedtime and waking up times

Connect with Michael

Twitter: @magottfried


Additional Resources

Introduction to the Special Issue: Combating Chronic Absence

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