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Flaking Out: Student Absences and Snow Days as Disruptions of Instructional Time

Joshua Goodman

NBER Working Paper No. 20221
Issued in June 2014

---- Acknowledgments ----

For inspiring this project and providing the data, I am indebted to Carrie Conaway, Associate Commissioner of Planning, Research, and Delivery Systems at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. I am grateful to Colin Sullivan, Heather Sarsons, Shelby Lin, Napat Jatusripitak and Carlos Paez for excellent research assistance. I also thank for helpful comments David Deming, Paul Peterson and Martin West, as well as seminar participants at AEFP, APPAM and Harvard. Institutional support from the Taubman Center at Harvard is gratefully acknowledged. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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