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It is inspiring to see the results achieved through our programs and to hear about the direct impact they make in students’ lives, for administrators and in the communities we service. We are proud to share in the accomplishments of our clients and to acknowledge their successes.


“Winner: 20 Most Promising Campus Tech Solution Providers 2017”

Attention2Attendance has done it again - for the fifth year in a row! “We’re thrilled to be named among this year’s 20 Most Promising Campus Tech Solution Providers. That’s always been our mission.”

Ed Goldman, Columnist
CIO Review Magazine
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“Suburban Chicago School District, Attention2Attendance Is Relatively New But “Extremely Promising””

Harris adds that he saw an uptick in attendance from the 2014-15 year to 2015-16. “Our high school had the biggest overall improvement. We went from 91 percent to 94 percent attendance. That tells us we’re on the right track."

Dr. Brian Harris, Superintendent of Schools
Barrington 220
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“Wasco Elementary School District earns 96% attendance rate for the district”

Wasco Union Elementary School District has a student population of 3600 and has managed to achieve a 95 percent attendance rate for the district.

Christina Lopez,
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“Record number of students graduate from Simi schools”

Simi Valley Unified School District graduated a record number of seniors last year while also surpassing the state’s record-setting graduation rate for the Class of 2016, recently released figures show.

Hector Gonzalez,
Simi Valley Acorn
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“Attendance Liaisons with Attention2Attendance”

When Roughton joined the district, he also found that although the attendance clerks were responsible for sending out letters to students with high rates of absenteeism, they were not being sent. Therefore, Roughton contracted with Attention 2 Attendance (A2A) to ensure the letters went out to families.

Kamala D. Harris, California Attorney General
Val Verde Unified School District
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“Student attendance numbers climb after drop off”

Barrington School District 220 sees student attendance numbers climb after drop off: After a dip in districtwide attendance figures that put Barrington School District 220 below the state average, school officials turned to Attention2Attendance, a new software program to better track absences.

Todd Shields, Contact Reporter (Pioneer Press) Chicago Tribune
Barrington 220
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“KERN UHSD reduces absences by 33,000 last year”

KERN UHSD reduces absences by 33,000 last year. The Kern High School District with community partners kicked off School Attendance Awareness Month Monday. The national campaign’s goal is to have students miss fewer days of school. (23 ABC NEWS)

Attendance Awareness Month, National Campaign
Kern High School District
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“Every day, every student matters”

Seven thousand students dropped out of Oregon schools. Research couldn’t be more compelling: attendance is an indicator of academic performance... The fact is that too many of our students are missing too much school.

Phil Ortega, Attendance and Safe Schools Coordinator
Eagle Point School District
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“Barrington 220 takes aim at truancy, frequent absences”

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.

Megan Jones, Staff Writer
Daily Herald
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“Hayward, Berkeley schools praised for attendance improvement, dropout prevention”

The Hayward school district launched an attendance awareness campaign with Attention2Attendance, and has sent positive communication letters to parents of students in danger of becoming chronically absent.

Rebecca Parr, Contributing Writer
Inside Bay Area News
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“Districts giving extra attention to attendance - News 10 Video”

A Jackson County school district getting attention for its method to get students to show up to class. School leaders say it's simple, but it takes everyone playing a role.

News 10, KTVL TV
Live Broadcast Special Reports
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“For Twin Rivers USD, “Feel The Difference” Is About More”

Once “Troubled” District, Deploying Attention2Attendance® Software/Services Product, Is Emphasizing Attendance and Achievement

Ed Goldman, writes a daily column for the Sacramento Business Journal
District Administration Magazine
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“Student attendance improving districtwide”

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.

David Mark Simpson , Staff Writer
Santa Monica Press
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“School Innovations & Achievement: Increasing Learning Time in America’s Race for the Future”

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

Ed Goldman, Author, Columnist
Sacramento Business Journal
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“Pasadena Unified School District’s efforts to fight truancy paying off”

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

Sarah Favot, Contributing Writer
Pasadena Star-News
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“District: 32 percent of kindergartners chronically miss school”

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.

Mike Lamb, Staff Writer
Desert Dispatch
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“My Word: Program designed to help fight truancy in Hayward”

Fifty percent - That was the truancy rate among Hayward students, and it’s the highest in Alameda County. Last year, about 44 percent of high school students were chronically absent, missing at least 10 percent of their class periods. These numbers are unacceptable, and they have to change.

Stan "Data" Dobbs, Superintendent, Hayward USD, and Diane Urban, Staff Writer
Contra Costa Times
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“Livermore Schools’ Truancy Rate Well Below State Average”

The district is involved in the Attention2Attendance program as well as intervention programs to help prevent truancy before it begins.

David Mills, Patch Staff
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
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“East Central’s stunning success in managing attendance, truancy issues”

A little more than two years ago, East Central Independent School District suffered an unusual dip in attendance of nearly a full percentage point. Although worrisome, what got the district administration’s attention was the related drop in state funding of close to $600,000.

Tom Chorneau, Managing Editor
SI&A Cabinet Report
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“Improved student attendance brings in the revenue for Glendale Unified”

More students in their seats translates to $1.3 million in increased revenue for the district.

Megan O’Neil,
Glendale News-Press
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“Palmdale School District confronts attendance perceptions to get turnaround”

The challenges facing Palmdale School District probably are not unique. Once surrounded by a thriving middle class community, the high-desert region has been battered by the economic downturn and the collapse of residential real estate.

Tom Chorneau, Managing Editor
SI&A Cabinet Report
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“Local schools trying to fill their seats”

Some parents of children in the Lompoc Unified School District were finding out about their offspring’s frequent absences later than others, a continuity problem school officials viewed as an overall attendance issue.

Gina Potthoff, Staff Writer
Santa Maria
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“San Francisco schools report fewer absences”

This year, the district made the most progress in getting kindergartners to school. Just under 9 percent have been chronically absent this year, compared with 13 percent last year.

Amy Crawford, Staff Writer
San Fransisco Examiner
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“Community celebrates improved attendance at Wasco Elementary”

With family and friends crowded into the school cafeteria, the students at Kern County’s Karl Clemens Elementary won statewide recognition last month for a stunning improvement in attendance.

Tom Chorneau, Managing Editor
SI&A Cabinet Report
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“Focus on attendance pays off in ADA and class time”

Facing the same challenge over student absenteeism but for distinctly different reasons, two Southern California districts added thousands of hours of classroom time back into this school year using a similar management and incentive strategy.

Tom Chorneau, Managing Editor
SI&A Cabinet Report
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“Lompoc USD first to get LCAP support using SI&A’s premier products”

(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, Help Desk
School Innovations & Achievement
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“Partnering4SpecialEd brings savings, performance to San Mateo”

Among the major findings was that the district had been over-identifying students with speech and language impairments. Simply identifying the problem led to a more consistent evaluation process supported by improved protocols and checklists.

Tom Chorneau, Managing Editor
SI&A Cabinet Report
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“Alameda City Unified copes with growing demands of speech and language disabled”

One out of every 20 school-age children nationally have some form of disability, according to recent figures from the U.S. Census Bureau – with speech and language impairment representing one of the fastest-growing segments of the population.

Tom Chorneau, Managing Editor
SI&A Cabinet Report
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