Whether for professional development, illness or personal reasons, teachers need to be out of the classroom from time to time. But each absence can chip away at student learning, and districts must hunt down a qualified substitute to fill in.
But teacher absences are inevitable; it’s just not realistic to require perfect attendance every year of their career. That means district and school leaders are faced with a difficult task: to find the right balance that acknowledges teachers as professionals, while keeping student learning at the forefront.
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