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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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March 21 Webinar Launches Attendance Awareness Campaign!


Join us as we kick off Attendance Awareness Campaign 2019 with our first of four, We Belong in School! webinars. Speakers on the March 21 webinar, Lay a Foundation: Engage Families to Address Chronic Absence in the Early Years, will describe how to partner with families to nurture positive transitions to elementary school, build awareness […]

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Mentoring In Real Life & Attendance Week


This year, our Attendance Awareness Month Partner MENTOR has set aside the week of September 17 as Mentoring In Real Life & Attendance Week! Students are more likely to attend school when they feel connected to caring adults who notice whether they show up. These caring adults, such as teachers, administrators or volunteer mentors, can […]

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August 15 webinar: Community Matters


When a community or school has high levels of chronic absence, it’s time to collaborate with multiple stakeholders. Local pediatricians, after school providers, sports teams, housing authorities, local agencies and more can help support the work and offer needed supports to students and families. Each school and its community partners should determine how they can […]

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May 8 Webinar: Working Together Matters


We hope you’ve already registered for our May 8 webinar, Team Up for Attendance, Working Together Matters. In this webinar we are highlighting some of the key lessons learned by those who have already developed attendance teams with school and community partners. We are encouraging schools and communities across the country to apply these approaches. […]

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