Student attendance improving districtwide

Posted on October 23, 2014

SMMUSD HDQRTRS — Attendance improved drastically in the district last year but Ed Board members still want to see more kids in class. District officials say that the implementation of a new attendance tracking system, Attention2Attendance, is a large part of that success.

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School Innovations & Achievement: Increasing Learning Time in America’s Race for the Future

Posted on October 03, 2014

A National Company in the Sierra foothills Creates The Achievement Initiative to Connect Schools, Parents and Kids

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Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Package of Truancy Legislation Passes State Legislature

Posted on August 29, 2014

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that a package of legislation to help local school districts and communities address California’s elementary school truancy crisis has passed out of both legislative houses and is on its way to the Governor’s desk.

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Truancy package, apprenticeship, epinephrine bills OK’d

Posted on August 29, 2014

(Calif.) In the fast and furious final days of the Legislative session, a package of bills is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk this week that, if signed as expected, will initiate a systemic effort to increase student attendance by reducing chronic absences, providing for follow-up on truancy hearings and requiring statewide attendance data collection.

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The costs of chronic absences

Posted on June 03, 2014

Al Sandrini: It’s unfortunate that when people talk about truancy or school absences it is always through the prism of lost funding to schools. There is a much larger, dangerous and destructive effect of truancy/chronic absences I choose to address: the impact of students not learning.

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Pasadena Unified School District’s efforts to fight truancy paying off

Posted on June 01, 2014

PASADENA – A school district-wide push to combat truancy appears to be paying off, according to truancy data obtained by this news organization.

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District: 32 percent of kindergartners chronically miss school

Posted on May 24, 2014

BARSTOW • Barstow Unified School District, with the help from a program called Attendance2Attendance, is working to change the culture within its schools when it comes to students missing school days.

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State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2014 Model Attendance Improvement Programs

Posted on May 06, 2014

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that six programs in California schools have been designated as models of attendance improvement and dropout prevention by the State School Attendance Review Board (SARB).

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