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It Takes Two: May 23 Webinar !


When a student misses 10 percent of school days, how do schools and communities make sure that there is personalized early outreach to students and families?  It Takes Two: Adding Early Intervention Strategies to Address Chronic Absence is the second in the AAC2017 webinar series. During this free webinar, on Tuesday, May 23 (11:00 am […]

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March 28 Webinar Launches 5th Attendance Awareness Campaign Planning!


Will you attend? America’s Promise Alliance, Attendance Works, the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, Everyone Graduates Center, Get Schooled, Healthy Schools Campaign, the Institute for Educational Leadership, Mentor, Points of Light and United Way Worldwide invite you to join us as we launch the fifth year of the Attendance Awareness Campaign, which designates September as Attendance […]

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Attendance Awareness Month 2016: By the Numbers


This year Attendance Awareness Month saw action in almost every state across the country and in Canada! We’ve gathered some metrics in our Attendance Awareness Month 2016 handout. Please download it and share it with colleagues and partners.

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455+ Superintendents 2016 Sign Call to Action!


We’re pleased to announced that we have more than doubled the number of superintendents who have signed our Superintendents Call to Action this year! Superintendents who participate agree to take a leadership role in their communities, to act on data and mobilize their communities to reduce chronic absenteeism. This year’s Call to Action was signed […]

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What’s the single most important word a student can say every day to boost achievement?


What’s the single most important word a student can say every day to boost achievement?  Here. These are the first lines of a blog by Scholastic Publisher Karen Baicker exploring the impact of chronic absenteeism and looking at solutions. The blog is the first of a two-part series posted in recognition of Attendance Awareness Month. […]

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New Brief: Preventing Missed Opportunity


A new report from Attendance Works and Everyone Graduates Center builds on the first national chronic absence data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) from the 2013-14 school year. Preventing Missed Opportunity: Taking Collective Action to Confront Chronic Absence  shows that half of the 6.5 million students who are chronically absent […]

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New Attendance Toolkit from MENTOR


Quality mentoring can have a significant impact on improving school attendance and student success. Recognizing this, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, has released a promotional toolkit with mentoring and attendance specific social media messages. Download the toolkit here. MENTOR’s The Mentoring Effect report shows that mentoring has a significant impact on attendance and academic achievement. […]

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Data Tools to Drive Action


Too often, parents, students and sometimes teachers don’t realize how quickly absences, excused as well as unexcused, can add up to academic trouble. At the same time principals, district leaders and community members often don’t know if chronic absence is a significant problem in local schools. Research shows that missing as little as 2-3 days […]

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Join us for Attendance Awareness Campaign 2016!


Planning for Attendance Awareness Month in September is underway! Our Count Us In! toolkit 4.0, now completely on-line, includes guidance on how to create your own contest or event, free webinars, tips for reaching out to the media, and social media tools to spread the word. The speakers on our August 16 webinar will show […]

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Attendance Awareness 2016 Kickoff Webinar


Upcoming Webinars and Workshops Tuesday, April 12, 2016: Motivating Good Attendance All Year Long, 11-12:30 pm (PT) / 2-3:30 pm (ET). Register here! Interested in the latest strategies for leveraging positive messaging to prevent and reduce chronic absence? Join us for our April 12th webinar featuring the new Ad Council campaign from the U.S. Department […]

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