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.

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Title Communications Manager

Organization Attendance Works

City and State Washington, D.C.

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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…
Educators in states across the country are seeing that current immigration policy changes are leading to increased chronic absence. As a way to reassure parents and students that school is a safe place for learning, states and districts have posted…
The next Attendance Awareness Month 2017 webinar, The Secret Formula 1+2+3: Improving Attendance for Our Most Vulnerable Students,  focuses on providing a warm and engaging start to the school year as well as working across agencies to ensure additi…
The National Student Attendance, Engagement, and Success Center (NSAESC) is excited to offer training and technical assistance to eligible districts and states around the implementation of early warning systems. Apply Today!  The National Center is…
On June 13th and 14th, Attendance Works participated in the 2017 Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Funder Huddle in Denver. The Huddle brought together over 200+ executives and program officers from family and community foundations, United Ways and c…
Opportunities abound that offer tips, advice and strategies about how you can begin, or deepen efforts to address chronic absence in your school, district or community!This spring the National Student Attendance, Engagement, and Success Center (NSAE…
The second of four Attendance Awareness Month 2017 webinars focuses on early outreach and intervention. Join us and learn what teachers, mentors, school nurses and other caring adults can do to identify and help students improve attendance as soon a…
The new National Student Attendance, Engagement, and Success Center (NSAESC) is offering an online summit on April 3rd and 4th to kick off the Center and its partnership with the US Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Schools. We'll…
We have had a record number of people register already for our webinar on Tuesday, March 28, 2017: Reducing Chronic Absence: It’s a Matter of 1, 2, 3! (11:00 am – 12:30 pm PT / 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET) 
Registration is still open! Please spread the wor…
We are excited to announce that the first Attendance Awareness Campaign 2017 webinar, Reducing Chronic Absence: It's a Matter of 1, 2, 3! will take place on March 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET/ 11:00 am – 12:30 PT. This year’s webinar series will…
Researchers from Arizona State University, with Read on Arizona, wanted to find out which factors might impact a student’s ability to read by third grade. The answer for students in Arizona was clear: good attendance makes a real difference. Read on…
As part of the Every Student Every Day campaign the US Education Department is sponsoring a virtual summit about chronic absenteeism on December 7.This webinar will feature leading practitioners, researchers and advocates from across the country who…
Shifting school start times could very well improve attendance for middle and high school students. Research shows that sleep patterns naturally shift as children mature making it more difficult for them to fall asleep as early as they did when they…
Attendance Works has posted the recording & presentation slides from the  Nov. 1 webinar, Attendance Awareness All Year Long: Inspiring and Sustaining Progress. The webinar is focused on supporting teachers, schools and districts as they address att…
In case you haven’t heard, the recently released Head Start Performance Standards include a new provision that requires Head Start programs to address chronic absence. The requirements make it clear that agencies must begin to track children’s indiv…
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