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All posts by Phyllis Jordan

Attendance & Summer Learning


We have long recognized that efforts to improve school attendance and extend learning into the summer are driven by the same imperative: Children from low-income families benefit from more time in...
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Early Ed Materials for a Strong Start


Attendance in preschool and the early grades can be a challenge. Some children and families face problems with  health, transportation and housing that get in the way of regular attendance. Others...
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Start Strong: May 13 Webinar


Did you know that chronic absence affects one in 10 children in kindergarten and first grade nationwide? And that early childhood education can lay a foundation for better attendance in the years...
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New Toolkit: Count Us In! 3.0


Working with nearly 50 national partners, we’re launching our plans for Attendance Awareness Month today with a webinar and the release the Count Us In! 2015 toolkit, an essential guide to...
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Turn the 4/15 Webinar into an Event!


We hope you’re signed up for the free Ready, Set, Go! webinar on April 15 that launches planning for Attendance Awareness Month. If you are, consider turning it into an opportunity to...
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4/15 Webinar Launches Attendance Awareness Month Planning


Attendance Awareness Month starts in September, but planning begins April 15 with the first of four webinars and the release of the Count Us In! toolkit 3.0 providing updated resources for schools...
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Which States Led the Way?


Our 2014 Attendance Action Map showed that 325 schools and community organizations participated in Attendance Awareness Month this September. But how did those numbers break down? California was No....
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Take Our Survey!


Thank you for celebrating Attendance Awareness Month. With 325 communities across the country posting their activities on the Attendance Action Map, we saw a surge of momentum as leaders rallied...
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Sept. 30 Webinar Details Strategies for Improving Attendance


We know that students who miss too much school suffer academically at every age and every grade. And throughout September, hundreds of communities across the country have worked hard to raise...
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State-by-State Analysis of Attendance and NAEP Scores


A state-by-state analysis of national testing data demonstrates that students who miss more school than their peers consistently score lower on standardized tests, a result that holds true at every...
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