This Year’s Webinar Series Explores Community-Wide Action


We are off to a strong start this year! The Attendance Awareness Campaign kickoff webinar, Leadership Matters, on March 28 attracted 1,900+ registrations!

This year’s Attendance Awareness Campaign webinar series will emphasize how communities work together to improve student attendance. Our experience working with schools, districts and communities and states around the U.S. shows the progress that can be made when everyone in the community understands the importance of strong attendance, and leans in support students and families that may be facing barriers to getting to school every day possible.

Under the 2018 theme Team Up for Attendance!, each webinar will explore the role different community partners can play in reducing chronic absence. Speakers will come from successful campaigns that have mobilized communities to take action.

Mark your calendars! Here is the complete schedule of webinars for Attendance Awareness 2018:

  • Wednesday, March 28: Leadership Matters, will highlight the crucial role leaders play in mobilizing their communities to action. Find the webinar recording, PowerPoint presentation link and discussion guide here.
  • Tuesday, May 8: Working Together Matters, will focus on building and training teams in schools with robust participation from community partners. Register here.
  • Wednesday, August 15: Community Matters, will explore the role that a variety of key community partners can play in helping to reduce chronic absence.
  • Wednesday, September 12: Data Matters (working title), will showcase our brief examining the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) latest chronic absence data for the 2015-16 school year.

Watch for the registration link for each webinar.

Please note: Due to the high level of interest in this series, we are likely to exceed the webinar room capacity of 500! Once you register you will receive the webinar recording, PowerPoint slides and other materials whether you attend or not. You might consider organizing a separate session to watch with a group using the recording and discussion guide. Guests are welcome to log in 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the webinar.