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The Relationship between Playworks Participation and Student Attendance in Two School Districts

Playworks is a program that aims to create “safe, inclusive school environments where kids can grow, lead, and thrive” (Playworks, 2013a). Through trained, full-time coaches focused on recess in low-income elementary schools across the country, Playworks provides opportunities for inclusive play, and physical activity.

Truancy and Chronic Absence in Redwood City

At the request of the Redwood City 2020 Cabinet, the Gardner Center conducted an analysis to study truancy and chronic absenteeism among Redwood City students.  Through the Youth Data Archive, researchers linked data from Redwood City School District, Sequoia Union High School District, and San Mateo County Human Services Agency.  The data were used to examine the extent to which truancy and chronic absenteeism are present in the greater Redwood City area, and to explore the causes, consequences, and correlates of absenteeism that may be present in the community.

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