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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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New Report: Mapping the Early Attendance Gap


A new report from Attendance Works and Healthy Schools Campaign shows how disparities in school attendance rates starting as early as preschool and kindergarten are contributing to achievement gaps and high school dropout rates across the country. Mapping the Early Attendance Gap: Charting a Course for School Success also highlights connection between health and attendance and […]

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Are you ready for September?


Attendance Awareness Month starts next week —Tuesday, Sept. 1. Are you ready? We’ve heard from so many schools and communities about what they’re doing. If you haven’t signaled your involvement yet, here’s what you can do. Post on the Attendance Action Map: We’ve got about 200 pins now but would love to see more. This is an easy […]

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Twitter Chat on Attendance & Mentoring: 9/16


MENTOR and Attendance Works are hosting a Twitter chat on Wednesday, Sept 16, at  3 p.m. ET to discuss the connection between mentoring and attendance. A Sept 21 Twitter chat with Student Voice at 8 p.m ET A Sept. 24 Twitter chat with Healthy Schools Campaign and Data Quality Campaign at 4 p.m. ET Also, use our […]

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Notable Dates


We’ve put together a list of Attendance Awareness Month Notable Dates as we celebrate Attendance Awareness Month 2015. Send us your dates and we’ll add them: August 12 Finish Strong webinar by Attendance Works and United Way Worldwide at 2 p.m. ET To Sign up: http://awareness.attendanceworks.org/resources/webinars/ August 18 Twitter Chat with Education Nation & America’s Promise […]

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Call to Action for Superintendents


September is Attendance Awareness Month, the perfect time for school district leaders to promote the connection between good attendance and student achievement. Several national organizations – America’s Promise Alliance, Attendance Works, The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, Get Schooled, Healthy Schools Campaign, Points of Light and United Way Worldwide — have come together to create a Call […]

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8/12 Webinar: Teens & the Attendance Gap


In many school districts across the country, chronic absence spikes in the transition to middle or high school. Research shows that by 9th grade, attendance is a better predictor of graduation than 8th grade test scores. How can communities address this alarming attendance gap in the later grades? Join Attendance Works and our guests from […]

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MENTOR releases attendance toolkit


Recognizing the effect that mentors have on improving school attendance and academic success, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership has released a promotional toolkit with mentoring-specific social media messages to be distributed to all campaign convening partners, collaborating partners and supporters. Download it here. Studies of formal mentoring programs have shown: Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% […]

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Spanish-Language Video for Parents


Attendance Works is now offering a Spanish-language version of its popular Bringing Attendance Home video for parents. The 6-minute video, originally released last August, has now been dubbed into Spanish. Filmed in schools across the country, the video features parents offering tips for parents and schools trying to reduce absenteeism. The video, which comes with […]

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