November 3, 2022

Half of all students in California’s largest district, Los Angeles Unified, missed 15 or more days of school last year. This week we hear from an attendance counselor who tracks down those missing students and tries to get them back to class.


  • Ofelia Ryan, President, Association of Pupil Services and Attendance Counselors, Los Angeles Unified
  • Kate Sequeira, Journalism resident, EdSource

Read more from EdSource: LAUSD makes push to bring chronically absent students back to school

Education Beat is a weekly podcast hosted by EdSource’s Zaidee Stavely and produced by Coby McDonald.