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The power of a postcard: Trimming truancy

Could a simple postcard, properly deployed, make a measurable impact on student absenteeism from school? The answer is yes. “Reports of the death of mail are greatly exaggerated,” quips Todd Rogers. A professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School, Rogers runs a lab that develops high-impact interventions to improve educational outcomes.

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Tie high school graduation to student attendance and passing grades

Thanks to a system of tracking freshmen attendance and grades, Chicago’s high school graduation rate is up more than 20 percentage points and is approaching the national average, despite having a student population that is much poorer than the nation as a whole.

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Eagle Point graduation coaches make vital connections with struggling students

The program was so successful the first year that the district brought the coach back to help sophomores and hired another to coach the freshmen.

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