School attendance

Taking children out of school to travel is not ‘unjustified’: bad policy from NSW Govt

By Linda Knight

I was dismayed by the announcement that time away from school for family holidays will now be marked

Myth buster: improving school attendance does not improve student outcomes

By James Ladwig and Allan Luke

Does improved student attendance lead to improved student achievement? Join prime ministers, premiers and education ministers from all sides of politics if you believe it does. They regularly tell us about the need to “improve” or “increase” attendance in order to improve achievement. We recently had unprecedented access to state government data on individual school