New Report: Importance of Teacher Attendance


While Attendance Awareness Month is focused on student absenteeism, a new study released Tuesday by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) reveals poor teacher attendance can also be a...
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Who Can Improve Attendance?


Who is helping send the message that going to school every day matters? Beyond educators and administrators, are pediatricians involved? Your Mayor? National Service members? Local community schools...
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Research Validates 9th Grade “On Track” Work


In 2007, Chicago schools started an aggressive push to put ninth graders “on track” for graduation. That meant tackling the early warning indicators linked to dropout rate, such as course failure...
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5/28 Webinar: Enlisting Allies


Have you considered enlisting additional allies in your community’s efforts to improve attendance? While most efforts begin naturally and logically with parents and school leaders, there are a...
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Launching Attendance Awareness Campaign 2014


Attendance Awareness Month doesn’t arrive until September, but we’re launching preparations today with the release of a revised Count Us In! toolkit and a new website exclusively for...
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Vernon, CT: Driving With Data Reduces Chronic Absence


Students form habits – including good school attendance – at an early age. So it was particularly disconcerting for the central Connecticut town of Vernon to discover that 16 percent of its...
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April 8: Count Us In (Again)!


Launching the 2014 Attendance Awareness Campaign Can we mark you “present”? America’s Promise Alliance, Attendance Works, the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, Points of Light and United Way...
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New Britain: Nipping Chronic Absence in the Bud


More elementary-school students are consistently showing up for classes in New Britain, Connecticut, thanks to the public school district’s concerted effort to identify students who are chronically...
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