Harvard Graduate School of Education
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Tom Keane, Rappaport Institute Advisory Board Member
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Carrie Conaway, Associate Commissioner for Planning, Research and Delivery Systems
Description of Fellowship
During his fellowship at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Michael Ho conducted research on the state of attendance and chronic absenteeism in the Commonwealth. He synthesized data for all 1.1 million public school students in Massachusetts to write a research brief detailing subgroup absenteeism statistics, where students were disproportionately absent, and the association of absenteeism with short and long-term academic outcomes to inform statewide education policies.