Pandemic-related school closures wreaked havoc on attendance. Strict quarantine periods and policies demanding students stay home at any hint of a cough or runny nose tormented schools even after they reopened. Students got out of the habit of getting to school on time or going consistently at all. By the 2021-22 school year, districts and […]
Author Archives: Maria Polletta
Maria Polletta is an investigative reporter for the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting focused on covering inequities in education.