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Your Feedback Wanted!


We are delighted about all of the engagement and activity we saw take place during Attendance Awareness Month this year. We saw record levels of participation: 69 national partners, 617 pins by Superintendents on the Action Map, 8,128 people registered for one of our Attendance Webinars, and we now have 9,617+ people signed up for […]

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570+ Superintendents Pledge to Drive with Data to Improve Attendance


This year a whopping 571 superintendents from school districts across the country joined our Superintendent’s Call to Action, committing to emphasize the importance of school attendance this fall and drive with data to reduce chronic absenteeism. The nationwide Call to Action drew leaders from districts large and small, located in 41 states, the District of […]

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City Year Strives to Ensure That Students Come to #SchoolEveryDay


City Year believes that when schools and partners work together, we can not only tackle chronic absenteeism but also ensure that all students — regardless of race, socio-economic status or zip code — have access to relationships with caring adults who inspire them to come to school and receive appropriate academic and social-emotional supports that help them to flourish. […]

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Mentor In Real Life Attendance Week


Mentors have powerful opportunities to inspire students. Studies show that 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. This September, as part of the fifth […]

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Final Attendance Awareness Campaign 2017 Webinar: Portraits of Change


Join us for the final Attendance Awareness Campaign 2017 webinar as we discuss Portraits of Change: Aligning School and Community Resources to Reduce Chronic Absence, a new brief from Attendance Works and the Everyone Graduates Center. Co-authors Hedy Chang and Robert Balfanz will highlight key findings from their national and state analysis of how many […]

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Webinar: Supporting our Most Vulnerable Students


Often students who miss 9-7 days per semester, (or 10 percent or more of days) face serious hurdles in getting to school, such as ongoing health concerns, lack of a safe path to school or bullying. These students might also be involved in foster care or the juvenile justice system and could be experiencing factors […]

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Communities cited for attendance success


Fifteen communities located across the country have been recognized for their efforts to boost attendance, improve grade-level reading proficiency and student success among low-income families. Honored with an All-America City Award (AAC), each community made progress by engaging families and collaborating with local educators, government, business, faith and philanthropy organizations. The AAC Awards were presented […]

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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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