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Chronic Absenteeism Webinar

Strategies for Addressing Chronic Absenteeism

Talent Development Secondary presented a live Q&A webinar on strategies for addressing chronic absenteeism, co-hosted by Johns Hopkins University researchers Dr. Robert Balfanz, Ph.D and Johann Liljengren on April 12, 2017.

The webinar provided an in-depth look at what defines chronic absenteeism and how students and teachers are effected its challenges. The webinar also examined a wide-range of interventions and strategies educators, parents, and community partners can use to help students come to school every day.

Webinar Resources

Attendance Works
A national and state initiative that promotes better policy and practice around school attendance. We promote tracking chronic absence data for each student beginning in kindergarten, or ideally earlier, and partnering with families and community agencies to intervene when poor attendance is a problem for students or schools.

Absences Add Up
The Absences Add Up campaign emphasizes to parents the importance of consistent school attendance and the impact absences have on their children’s academic outcomes. The website explores why kids miss school and a variety of resrouces for parents to can enrcourage attendance for their kids.

National Success Mentors
The National Success Mentors Initiative aims to connect over one million students with dedicated Success Mentors in this country’s first-ever effort to use an evidence-based and data driven mentor model and student support system to tackle chronic absenteeism.

Diplomas Now
Diplomas Now is a national program with Talent Development Secondary, City Year, and Community in Schools to partners with the school community so each student at risk has caring adults and those adults have the tools to improve achievement.

Upcoming Webinars

School Improvement Lessons Learned in the ESSA Era

May 10, 2017 at 1:30pm (EST)

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Career Academies

June 1, 2017 at 1:30pm (EST)