A first-of-its-kind study is expected to be released Wednesday morning that will shed light on how many Indiana students are "chronically absent" and why.
The Indiana Partnerships Center, the Education Policy Center at Indiana University and the Indiana Department of Education are presenting the findings.
"I think you’ll be surprised that the problem is not just an urban issue, it’s broader than that,” said Jackie Garvey, Indiana Partnerships Center. “I think that’s a key message, is to know that we really need to work together as communities.”
Following the release of the information, 80 community leaders including parents, educators and law enforcement officers will meet in a forum to break down the results and create an action plan to help keep Hoosier students in school.
The results will be out at 10 a.m. Wednesday.