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After conducting research for the Australian Government Department of Education, our researchers found there is a real need to develop new initiatives to encourage parents to understand the value of regular school attendance, even from a very young age, and to establish stable and beneficial routines for attending school.

They continue to look at:

  • Ways to improve the outcomes for and engagement of disadvantaged students, using multiple approaches and shared responsibility between students, parents, schools and a range of government agencies.
  • Examining in more detail the specific reasons that children miss school, and how common those reasons are, in order to target any interventions more effectively.

Download the Student Attendance and Educational Outcomes: Every Day Counts report [PDF]

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