Detroit PEER strives to be a go-to resource for research, data, and information for the Detroit education community.
Look here for data files that you can use in your work, issue briefs, voices from our community partners, presentations on our research, and media citations based on our work. If you have questions or a specific data request, please use our Contact page to send us a note.
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Why Students Miss School and What You Can Do About It – DPSCD Principal Academy, 2023
Our presentation for the 2023 DPSCD Principal Academy on the complex and intersecting causes of chronic absenteeism within Detroit schools. Included are policy recommendations for how to best support families and students in efforts to improve attendance.
The State of Detroit Schools, Students, and Families
This presentation was given in a series of State of the Schools events organized by our partner 482Forward.
Neighborhoods, Community Development, and Attendance
This presentation for the Strategic Neighborhood Fund's Workgroup focused on the connection between neighborhood conditions and access to education through enrollment and attendance.
Enrollment, Mobility, and Attendance in Detroit
This presentation for the State of Michigan's CEPI Longitudinal Data System Advisory Board showcased research on Detroit student attendance and mobility during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UCEA 2022 Presentation
Chronic Absenteeism in Detroit: Addressing Systemic & Structural Inequities through Participatory Action Research
Centering Community Voice in Chronic Absence Research: Detroit PEER’s Commitment to Participatory Action Research
This community voice post shares how Detroit PEER researchers worked with neighborhood groups in Springwells and Brightmoor to develop research into chronic absenteeism with community residents.
Detroit Schools Attendance 17-18 to 20-21
This is a spreadsheet of attendance and chronic absence data from Detroit public schools (DPSCD and Detroit charters), aggregated from the CEPI Public Use Datafiles. It includes data from the school years 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21.
The Missing Link: Housing Instability and Chronic Student Absenteeism
This presentation for CDAD's Community Development Week highlighted the connections between family housing instability and student absenteeism.
Research and Resources to Support Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Every School Day Counts Detroit is a community-led collective impact effort to improve the conditions that impact student attendance and engagement in Detroit. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have worked with partners across the city to identify student needs, provide social supports, and ensure that students had the technology and other resources they needed to engage school during school closures. We gathered these research findings and resources to support school leaders as they prepare to meet students’ needs during the school year, whether students will be in face-to-face instruction or in distance learning.
Detroit Schools Enrollment 17-18 to 20-21
This is a spreadsheet of enrollment and demographic data from Detroit public schools (DPSCD and Detroit charters), aggregated from the CEPI Public Use Datafiles. It includes data from the school years 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21.