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Summer Institute 2018

 A Tiered Approach to Addressing Chronic Absenteeism

July 9 – 11, 2018 | InterContinental Hotel | New Orleans, LA

Join Talent Development Secondary’s national team, and leading educators for this FREE educational event.

Chronic absenteeism drives down student achievement and high school graduation rates. This is why under ESSA, absenteeism is an accountability indicator that will be reported on school, district, and state report cards. Research shows that students who miss at least 20 days per year, had lower grades and were more likely to drop out. Yet researchers found that these effects are reversible.

Dr. Robert Balfanz of Johns Hopkins University, Jean-Claude Brizard, Deputy Director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Dr. Lillian Lowery of Education Trust will lead this extraordinary learning event by sharing their deep experiences and rich track records in addressing this challenge.

Attendees will participate in 2 days of highly interactive and engaging sessions that focus on the three keys to solving Chronic Absenteeism: prevention, identification, and intervention. Speakers will present evidence-based initiatives and the latest research in a wide range of sessions including hands-on workshops, plenary sessions, and panels from leaders at the forefront of this challenge. Given the new focus on chronic absenteeism in state accountability, you will leave this conference with a “plan of action” to improve attendance in your school or district or across your charter network.

Registration for Summer Institute:

FREE Registration Offer
Registration Has Been Extended
Until June 30, 2018

Registration is FREE* and includes an evening networking event, breakfasts and lunches for two days, session materials and the support of the TDS staff.

*A two night stay at the InterContinental Hotel is required to qualify for the FREE offer. Special hotel rates are available.  No credit card or PO is needed to register for the event. Visit the link to the right for hotel accommodations.  Please register below for this important event!

Register Today!

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