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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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Attendance Awareness Month: By the Numbers


This year’s Attendance Awareness Month spurred action across the country and as far away as Australia. We’ve consolidated the metrics in our Attendance Awareness Month 2015 handout. Download it and share it with colleagues and partners.  

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Feedback Wanted!


We’re excited about all the engagement and activity we saw during Attendance Awareness Month: 57 nonprofit partners, 403 pins on the action map and now 4,400 people on our attendance listserv. We’re interested in hearing about your experience: What did you do to take part in September’s events? Were our website and materials helpful? Are […]

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400+ Schools and Communities Post on the Map


The third annual Attendance Awareness Month drew an unprecedented level of participation from schools and communities across the country. A total of 402 places posted on the map this year up from 324 last year. With 94 posts, California led the other states, followed by West Virginia with 52 and Illinois with 34. Beyond the map […]

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200+ Superintendents Join Call to Action


We’re delighted to announce that more than 200 superintendents from school districts across the country have joined our 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 draws leaders from some of the nation’s largest districts – New […]

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9/30 Webinar to Highlight Messaging to Parents


Attendance Awareness Month offers us the opportunity to deepen our efforts to end chronic absence. The work in Campaign for Grade-Level Reading communities across the nation has confirmed and reinforced that parents are the secret sauce and, without them, we will not move the needle on attendance. Too often, however, our notion is that parents are […]

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