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The power of a postcard: Trimming truancy

Posted on April 27, 2018

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

Posted on February 26, 2018

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

Posted 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 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 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 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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MADE, MANAGED & MAINTAINED IN AMERICA

Posted 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 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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