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Want better student attendance? The answer just might be a washing machine.

Becky Slogeris

A recent Baltimore Sun article details one principal's human-centered approach to addressing the absenteeism epidemic at her school. After listening to students and parents, she identified dirty uniforms as a barrier. One donated washer-dryer later, attendance (and test scores) soared. Instead of waiting for top-down attendance problem solving to pay off, imagine what would happen if more principals began to observe and implement smaller solutions based on the actual needs of their school?

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Really cool that this teacher thought about installing washing machines in schools. I hope other schools think of doing this too.