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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Attendance rates set to become federal benchmark

Posted on April 28, 2015

(Calif.) Already a key reporting requirement of the state’s new accountability system, attendance rates would now also become one of three measures used by federal officials to gauge school performance in California.

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Many Sacramento-area school districts exceed state average for truancy

Posted on April 18, 2015

A new report from the California attorney general assessed rates of student absenteeism and its financial impact on school districts. Superintendents from the districts with the highest truancy rates signal a larger difficulty: Many schools struggle to understand what are excused absences and how to consistently record the data.

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Mandates return to the spotlight

Posted on April 14, 2015

From the CASBO Newsletter: Districts should take advantage of this opportunity and heed the advice of trade organizations, including CASBO and the California School Boards Association, that are recommending districts continue to file all initial claims, as well as claims that fall outside of the block grant.

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