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Belonging and Engagement: The Keys to Showing Up
Join Attendance Works, the Institute for Educational Leadership and our campaign partners as we kick off the 2023 Attendance Awareness Campaign, with the theme, Showing Up Together!

Since the beginning of the pandemic, chronic absence has doubled nationwide and affected nearly one out of three students by the end of the last school year. Early data from fall 2022 suggests it remains extraordinarily high. These continued elevated rates reflect the devastating impact on students and families from three years of disrupted learning as well as on-going health, economic and social challenges.

Changing this trajectory requires a strategic, long-term approach grounded in a deep understanding of the attendance barriers facing students and families as well as looking at data to determine where we must reinvest in positive conditions for learning.

In the first of four Attendance Awareness Campaign webinars we’ll hear from a diverse panel of practitioners about how we can increase attendance, engagement and a sense of belonging by drawing upon the assets that are now available in schools and communities. Speakers will explore what is possible before the school year ends, and will share strategies for connecting students experiencing chronic absence to fun learning experiences that rekindle the joy of learning during the summer.

Stay tuned for additional speakers!

• Hedy Chang, Executive Director, Attendance Works
• Kwesi Rollins, Vice President, Institute for Educational Leadership
• Dr. Pam Cantor, Founder and Senior Science Advisor, Turnaround For Children
• Cherri Rowe, Chief Program Officer, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dalla
• Jimmy Gere, Attendance Counselor, Whole Child Department Tacoma Public Schools
• Audrey Wilson, Dean of Students, Oakland High School, Tacoma Public Schools

Mar 30, 2023 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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