Webinar: One System - Reforming Education to Serve All Students

Posted on September 22, 2015

Find out what must be accomplished at the local level to assist administrators, teachers and parents in successfully implementing the reforms recommended by the statewide special education task force to reach as many students as possible in regular education.

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Attendance counts: Finding new ways to keep students in school

Posted on September 08, 2015

CASBO Strategic Alliance Partner SI&A helps school business officials improve attendance. Educators call it “taking attendance,” as counting bodies in seats has been a mainstay of the traditional classroom for decades. Today, it’s even more critical—September is even dedicated as Attendance Awareness Month—and definitely open to improvement.

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Task force unveils plan to overhaul special education

Posted on August 12, 2015

A statewide task force unveiled Friday a 222-page plan to dramatically improve education for students with disabilities, described as the crucial next step in education reform in California.

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Study: Dropping Out Is More Dangerous Than Smoking

Posted on July 13, 2015

According to the Post’s review of the study, “more than 145,000 deaths could have been prevented in 2010 if adults who did not finish high school had earned a GED or high school diploma - comparable to the mortality rates of smoking.”

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Lompoc USD first to get LCAP support using SI&A’s premier products

Posted on June 24, 2015

(El Dorado Hills, Calif.) In response to new state reporting requirements, Lompoc Unified has become the first district in California to utilize two premier student intervention programs from School Innovations & Achievement.

Attention2Attendance® and Partnering4StudentSuccess support data-driven performance initiatives that meet several new educational priorities called for in Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP) required by the state.

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Barrington District 220 to use new software to track attendance

Posted on June 18, 2015

Barrington School District 220 Board of Education Tuesday approved a new type of software that will allow administrators to better monitor student attendance and communicate those issues with parents and officials.

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Barrington 220 takes aim at truancy, frequent absences

Posted on June 17, 2015

Hoping to reduce student absences and prevent chronic truancy before it starts, Barrington Area Unit District 220 is adding a new computer software program to track attendance and contact parents of children who miss school frequently. School board members voted 4-1 Monday to purchase Attention2Attendance, to keep tabs on attendance and automatically call, email or send a letter to parents when children are absent.

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SI&A’s Gemma Ball honored by CASCWA

Posted on May 27, 2015

(El Dorado Hills, Calif.) Gemma Ball, director of partner relations at School Innovations and Achievement, was honored last month for her years of service to the California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance.

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