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AAC 2020 Wrap-Up!


Although we launched this year’s Attendance Awareness Campaign a few months behind schedule, we still saw schools and communities celebrating attendance as the school year began. Our theme this year, Present, Engaged and Supported!, is a reminder that in this uncertain school year, growing and maintaining relationships between families, students, teachers and schools is more […]

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Using Technologies + Apps to Promote Better Attendance!


The number of messages sent between schools, teachers and families exploded when schools closed last spring. Communications sent home are often split across an array of channels – websites, Facebook messages, phone calls, emails or text messages. While these methods are great options, new technology applications designed to communicate with families can reduce the administrative […]

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Launching the 2020 Attendance Awareness Campaign!


As a result of the many challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we are launching the 2020 Attendance Awareness Campaign this month! This year – more than ever before – there is a great need to invest in the transition back to school for both students and families. Every student and family experienced some level […]

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Stay Tuned for Launch of Attendance Awareness Campaign 2020!


As the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold in the U.S., we recognize that our communities, schools, families and students face unprecedented challenges. At Attendance Works, we are committed to doing everything we can to offer resources and materials that help respond to this rapidly changing reality. As a result we’ve postponed the launch of the […]

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By the Numbers! AAC 2019


This year the Attendance Awareness Campaign was celebrated with a flurry of activity from schools and communities across the country. Our theme this year, We Belong in School, encourages everyone to keep in mind that students are more likely to attend school when they feel emotionally and physically safe, connected and supported, and believe they […]

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MENTOR’s social media toolkit helps spread the word!


Students with positive, nurturing adult mentors are 52 percent less likely to skip a day of school and are 81 percent more likely to join in sports and extracurricular activities, according to research. Quality mentoring, especially as part of a school-wide effort, can be leveraged as a strategy to improve attendance and boost academic achievement […]

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Teens more likely to miss school in the spring, new Get Schooled survey shows


A new survey of middle and high school students confirms what we know from experience and common sense: reducing chronic absence requires strategic attention and intervention throughout the school year. Conducted by Get Schooled, the survey showed 25 percent of kids are more likely to miss school during the spring semester rather than during the […]

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Twitter Chat: Preparing for a New School Year!


The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, Attendance Works and Foundations, Inc. hosted an interactive Twitter chat in preparation for the new school year. We posed eight questions during the hour-long chat to get the conversation going. Participants wrote about how they are starting off the school year with best practices to welcome all students and families […]

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Webinar Series highlights “We Belong in School” theme


We are excited to announce that the Attendance Awareness Campaign (AAC) kickoff webinar, Lay a Foundation, broke a record with 2,000+ registrations. In addition, so far the webinar recording has been played 827 times! Attendance Works has developed four webinars for the 2019 AAC. This year’s webinar series will emphasize how schools and communities work […]

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May 16 Webinar: Focus on Teens


In many school districts across the county, chronic absence spikes in middle or high school. But being in class every day is even more critical for teens. Instruction is fast-pace and lessons build on one another. Research shows that middle school attendance is a better predictor of high school graduation than test scores. How can […]

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