The Education Exchange: A Chronic Case of Truancy

Student absenteeism was a crisis before Covid. School closures made it an epidemic.

Photo of Nat MalkusNat Malkus, a senior fellow and the deputy director of education policy at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Malkus’s latest report, which looks at the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on chronic absenteeism in schools.

Malkus’s report, “Long COVID for Public Schools: Chronic Absenteeism Before and After the Pandemic,” is available now.

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