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Live Webinar: Does the ADA Hold Harmless Prolong Learning Loss?

Thursday, April 28, 2022 @ 10 AM PDT


From K-12Dive, to the L.A. Times, to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the New Jersey Monitor, or the NY Post every day there is a news story covering how schools across the country are open but seats in classrooms are empty. The media spotlight is creating an imperative for districts to lead with attendance re-engagement strategies as we move out of the pandemic to endemic status. With the recent decision to support districts by extending the ADA hold harmless, unintended consequences to student learning could be continued absenteeism. We have a generational problem that will take years’ long investment and a process that grows and evolves over time to get students back on track.

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – JFK

Hear from expert panelists on taking a systems approach to attendance. Richardson ISD will share the attendance management system (AMS) they are using to get kids back in class and on track to graduation that goes beyond the capabilities of the typical student information system (SIS). Attendees will walk away with concrete strategies to implement a data-driven attendance plan that leads with equity as part of the process, works irrespective of staffing changes and budget windfalls or shortfalls to pave the path to student learning recovery.


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