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Strong Student Attendance and Engagement: What Schools Can Do

Wed., September 20, 2023, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
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Addressing chronic absenteeism is top of mind for school and district administrators as they chart a path forward for academic recovery. The number of students who missed 10 percent or more of school days as much as doubled during the pandemic, research suggests. 

Now educators face a big challenge: Helping students rebuild attendance habits while addressing the barriers that have kept them out of school. Solutions are as varied as the communities schools serve, researchers say. And any attendance strategy must be holistic, touching on everything from family relationships and transportation to anxiety and school climate. 

In this webinar, we will discuss the school factors that correlate with strong attendance, how to measure and track absenteeism, and how to build cultures that support strong engagement.

Speakers
Kari Sullivan Custer
Education Consultant for Attendance and Engagement, Connecticut Department of Education
Liz Cohen
Policy Director, FutureEd
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Evie Blad
Reporter, Education Week
Evie Blad is a reporter for Education Week who covers issues important to school and district leaders. Blad has covered a range of issues, including state and federal policy, child well-being, civil rights, and school safety. Before coming to Education Week in 2013, she worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the statewide newspaper in Arkansas, where she covered K-12 education, higher education, and health care.

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