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Robert balfanz

Held back
Published June 6, 2013
Failure to improve reading, math skills among high school students puts nation at risk, Balfanz writes /
Champion for education
Published Feb 27, 2013
SoE's Bob Balfanz honored by White House for commitment to furthering education among African-Americans
Missing from middle school
Published Winter 2012
Why all parents—not just the parents of truants—should be concerned about absenteeism in their child's school / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Minding absenteeism
Empty desks often lead to less learning
Published Oct 9, 2012
Chronically absent students can slow pace of learning for an entire class, particularly in middle school, School of Education researcher says