Phyllis Jordan

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Organization Attendance Works

City and State Washington,DC

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"There's no firm date yet, but it's looking like early June. The federal data on chronic absence should come out in April or May."
About 1,350 educators, social workers, administrators and advocates joined a virtual summit last week, outlining the new federal Every Student, Every Day initiative to address and eliminate chronic absence. Two GLR communities -- New York City and G…
Halloween is over, and before long we'll see decorations for Thanksgiving and the winter holidays springing up everywhere.  In fact, when I bought my Halloween candy on Saturday, the Reeses Cups were already wrapped in red and green foil. For school…
Last week, the federal government has launched a cross-sector initiative aimed at helping states, school districts and communities address the root causes of chronic absenteeism. The Every Student, Every Day initiative, part of President Obama’s My…
"It was a great event, where the connection between third grade reading and chronic absence was mentioned by several speakers, including Ed Secretary Arne Duncan. If folks want to get involved, the first phase is an e-summit on Nov. 12 hosted by the…"
We're delighted to announce that more than 200 superintendents from school districts across the country -- including about 60 from GLR communities -- have joined our Call to Action, committing to emphasize the importance of school attendance this fa…
Attendance Awareness Month starts Tuesday, Sept. 1. Are you ready?Attendance Works and our partners have heard from so many GLR communities about what they're doing. If you haven't signaled your involvement yet, here's what you can do.Post on the At…
"We've had 9 superintendents from Georgia and 5 from Rhode Island sign up this week. On the Action Map, we've picked up more than two dozen places. Good work! Keep it up!"
With Attendance Awareness Month right around the corner, we're asking communities to do two things1. Post your plans for the month on the Attendance Action Map. We've got about 100 posts right now, but are shooting for four times that many by the en…
Attendance Works is now offering a Spanish-language version of its popular Bringing Attendance Home video for parents. The 6-minute video, originally released last August, has now been dubbed into Spanish.Filmed in schools across the country, the vi…
"In the meantime, the 2016 AAC awards will recognize cities that are using community-wide health and education strategies that enable all children to succeed in school and in life. School attendance and healthy school projects are particularly welcom…"
Improving attendance in preschool and the early grades is all about engaging children and families. Some families need support with challenges such as health, transportation and housing that get in the way of regular attendance. Others simply don’t…
Did you know that chronic absence affects one in 10 children in kindergarten and first grade nationwide? And that early childhood education can lay a foundation for better attendance in the years ahead?Start Strong, a free webinar from the Attendanc…
Attendance Works today launches planning for Attendance Awareness Month 2015 with a webinar and the release the Count Us In! 2015 toolkit, an essential guide to the templates, tools and strategies that GLR communities need for making the most of act…
"Welcome Kumba, you sound like a great addition to the NSLA/GLR team"
Did you know that Attendance Awareness Month in September offers a wonderful opportunity to engage key stakeholders, especially schools, in your local campaign?  Find out more by participating in the free Ready, Set Go! Webinar on April 15 that laun…
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