New toolkit lays out PEOPLE strategy


We know that students who miss too much school suffer academically at every age and every grade. Equally important, we know absenteeism is a problem we can solve if districts and schools identify the...
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Fighting Tardiness with Perfectly Punctual


Attendance Works and LearnLead’s Perfectly Punctual Campaign are pleased to announce a partnership that will allow more schools and communities access to materials and strategies for building good,...
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Making the Case


We know that partners across the community can help schools and parents reduce absenteeism. But what can they do? And how can you convince them to join in? These handouts should help you persuade...
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Bright Spots in Attendance


If you’re looking for good examples of how communities are reducing chronic absence, check out the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading’s Bright Spots page. The Campaign, an Attendance...
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Why September Matters


Looking for an easy way to identify students who might fall behind because they miss too much school? Try looking at attendance in the first month of school. A new study from the Baltimore...
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New Poster, Badges to Promote Attendance


We’ve had some requests for materials that schools and communities can use to promote attendance all year round, not just during Attendance Awareness Month. So our design team created:  A new...
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8/6 Webinar: Amplifying Key Messages


When parents and youth understand the link between good attendance and their hopes and dreams for the future, they are motivated to do whatever they can to get to school every day. When they hear...
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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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