Catherine M. Cooney

Female

Tell us a little about yourself I do writing, editing, social media and communications planning for Attendance Works. I have extensive background as a writer, reporter and editor.

What Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Community are you a part of? If not a current GLR community member, choose GLR Staff or Consultant, Partner Organization, Funder or Incoming Community. PARTNER ORGANIZATION

Title Communications Manager

Organization Attendance Works

City and State Washington, D.C.

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As educators and local education agency (LEA) administrators begin to think through the consequences of the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)  requirements, some have voiced concerns about the impact that chronic absence will have on school and…
Reducing high levels of chronic absence is not a solo sport, but it can be fixed when schools and communities collaborate with multiple stakeholders such as sports teams, business,  law enforcement and more. It's essential to use data to determine w…
The recent shifts prompted by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has helped raise the stakes for schools around student absences. What, then, are schools to do in order to move the needle on student attendance? One popular approach in schools is…
We've posted the webinar recording, the presentations (Power Point slides) and a discussion guide from our May 8 webinar, Team Up for Attendance: Working Together Matters.  Over 1,500 people registered for the webinar, where we heard from:Ayeola For…
 Interested in learning the basics of reducing chronic absence? Attendance Works is partnering with Teaching Ready for our Teaching Attendance Curriculum. This curriculum is a research-based, educational program for educators. The courses provide kn…
The Attendance Awareness Month Campaign webinar series is off to a strong start this year. The kickoff webinar, Team Up for Attendance: Leadership Matters, attracted nearly 1,900 registrations!Under the AAM 2018 theme Team Up for Attendance!, each w…
Did you know that students with disabilities are among those most frequently absent from school at every grade level? Typically, these children are also the ones who most need the supports and resources that schools provide. 
While we shift our focu…
Attendance Works is developing a series of four webinars with the National Student Attendance, Engagement, and Success Center (NSAESC) for January 2018.
The free one hour webinars are open to the pubic, and will provide detailed approaches for addre…
“This is an incredible watershed moment,” declared Hedy Chang, Executive Director of Attendance Works at the 2017 Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (GLR) State Leads meeting. This annual gathering, held this year on November 13 in Orlando, FL., creat…
"Congratulations Superintendent Jennifer Spring, and the other 21 superintendents chosen by NSPRA. Nice to see Spring's focus on addressing chronic absence. Thanks for posting, Susanne!"
"You should be able to access the article at this link for the next several weeks:

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Best of luck!
Catherine"
We all know that chronic absence in the early grades often results in students not learning to read by third grade. A new study shows that teachers didn't feel excessively burdened when they took the lead in a program that significantly reduced abse…
This month, as part of the fifth annual Attendance Awareness Month campaign, MENTOR National Mentoring Partnership, is sharing stories and resources showcasing the power of strong relationships to keep students involved in school. In the first post,…
Happy Attendance Awareness Month!
We’re excited by the first day welcomes, rallies, poster contests, billboards and other activities we see taking place in schools and communities this month. What are you doing to send the message of the important…
Just how are states handling the use of chronic absence as an indicator as they implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)? Attendance Works has launched a series of blog posts that examine attendance-related issues that are emerging as states…
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