According to U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King Jr., “Ensuring kids actually make it to school is a vital part of leveling the playing field. Just missing a couple of days of school a month can mean the difference between dropping out and graduating on time. Absences add up." With the goal of eliminating chronic absenteeism, the U.S. Department of Education, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, and the Ad Council partnered to create a public service campaign, Absences Add Up. This U.S. DOE press release provides absenteeism research as well as online resource for parents to help ensure their children attend school each day.