Advocates for Children of New Jersey
- Advocates for Children of New Jersey
- 35 Halsey St.
- Newark, NJ 07102
Alana Vega, Kids Count Coordinator
Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) is the trusted, independent voice putting children’s needs first for more than 35 years. Our work results in better laws and policies, more effective funding and stronger services for children and families. And it means that more children are given the chance to grow up safe, healthy and educated.
- Chronically Absent Students
- Based on a 180-day school year, any student who misses
18 days or more per year — or about two days per
month — is considered chronically absent. When students are young, too many absences can reduce their chances of reading proficiently by third grade, a key indicator of long-term academic success. When students are older, absenteeism places them at risk of not graduating high school, not attending college or failing to find a meaningful career.
Visit ACNJ's website for more information on chronic absenteeism in New Jersey.