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Fresno Unified teachers demand stricter discipline

Posted on December 15, 2015

Fresno Unified teachers are demanding stricter discipline policies and increased campus safety, saying classrooms have become dangerous because student misconduct is often ignored. Teachers also say they are not notified, per state law, when students with a history of violence are placed in their class.

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Congress makes school attendance a national priority

Posted on December 15, 2015

Increasing the emphasis on getting more of the nation’s K-12 students to show up for class, the newly-approved federal education law will require Title I schools to report chronic absenteeism broken down by subgroup. The Every Student Succeeds Act, signed by President Barack Obama last week, does away with the most onerous accountability mandate on schools – adequate yearly progress – while giving states new flexibility to design and implement their own systems for measuring student performance.

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How A School’s Attendance Number Hides Big Problems

Posted on December 07, 2015

Experts call chronic absence an “unseen force” hidden behind average daily attendance figures of 90 or 95 percent that schools hail as a sign of success.

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For third year, Attention2Attendance named District Administration Readers’ Choice Top Product

Posted on December 01, 2015

Selected from more than 2,100 nominations, the editors of District Administration magazine proudly named Attention2Attendance (A2A) among their 2015 Readers’ Choice Top Products. This annual award program alerts superintendents and other senior school leaders to the best products their colleagues around the country use to achieve district excellence.

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Most Promising Technology Solution Provider 2015: Jeff Williams, Entrepreneur of the Month

Posted on November 03, 2015

Creating and endorsing “an environment of trust, energy and occasional craziness engages and encourages employees to think.

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Most Promising Technology Solution Provider 2015: the Absolute Importance of Showing Up

Posted on November 03, 2015

Awarded again! Attention2Attendance® was named, for the third consecutive year, as one of the Most Promising Education Technology Solution Providers by CIO Review Magazine.

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Memphis hosts truancy conference (IATDP) where SCS shares successes and challenges

Posted on October 27, 2015

Watch the news report: Truancy experts from around the country met in Memphis this week for a yearly conference. Last month, Shelby County Schools launched its Represent Everyday campaign with the Grizzlies. The whole idea is to give kids incentives to show up for class.

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CASBO: Jeff Owen – he finds his work focused on improving student outcomes ‘gratifying’

Posted on October 12, 2015

“I find it incredibly gratifying knowing that our work makes a difference in students’ lives,” says the Sacramento native who graduatedfrom California State University, Sacramento, with a degree in communications and an emphasis in mass media. “All of our products and services center around either helping districts recover revenue, improving student outcomes or increasing parent engagement,” Owen explains.

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