Articles from 2017

Eagle Point graduation coaches make vital connections with struggling students

Posted by on December 14, 2017

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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This East Bay school district’s success in getting kids to school is a model for the state

Posted by Rebecca Labau on December 14, 2017

About 40 miles east of San Francisco, the Pittsburg Unified School District tracks chronic absentees and uses the data to educate families about the importance of attendance — and offer them all kinds of support to help kids get to school on time each day.

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Eagle Point attendance initiative pays attention to every student, every class, every time

Posted by on December 13, 2017

Administrators say their attendance successes are founded on building relationships between staff and student.

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Eagle Point boosts graduation rate through attention to attendance

Posted by on December 12, 2017

Eagle Point administrators say there is a direct link between their focus on a culture of showing up and their graduation rate.

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Posted by on November 22, 2017

For School Innovations & Achievement (SI&A), the claim “Made in America” just doesn’t go far enough. The company’s signature software-and-services package is not only made but also managed, maintained and, when necessary, made better in America.

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County truancy rate lower than state average

Posted by Rebecca Labau on October 11, 2017

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that the truancy rate in Santa Barbara County schools was once again significantly lower than the California statewide average. This time, Santa Barbara County’s truancy rate was nearly 10% lower than the state’s average.

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Chronic Absenteeism: These Schools Struggle With a Big, Often Hidden, Problem

Posted by Rebecca Labau on September 01, 2017

When a large number of students miss school regularly, it affects learning for everyone, even the kids who show up, a new analysis says.

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Local educators combat chronic absenteeism

Posted by Rebecca Labau on August 24, 2017

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Missing two days a month of school is enough to significantly impact your child’s education. Today, school districts across the county will hold a news conference to emphasize the importance of your child being in the classroom.

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