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District hopes software will boost attendance

“The program is not only the hammer program that says your kid has missed school, get them there,” Harris said of Attention to Attendance, “it’s also the program that says, hey you’re doing great, you’ve got a 97 percent attendance rate. Later they get another postcard that says you’re still on track, keep going. And they’re customized with my signature on them.”

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Getting to the Root of Chronic Absence

School accountability for chronic absence is coming fast and at a massive scale―and without much in the way of pilots or prior experience. How schools, systems, and states approach this measure could determine whether ESSA accountability really is richer and more effective than NCLB, or more of the same.

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East Central ISD Program Improves Truancy Rates; How-To Guide Now Available Online

East Central ISD tried a new approach to improving truancy rates in the district: school staff began working to identify and eliminate barriers to success by providing students and families with resources to help address the issue.

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