Phyllis Jordan


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Title Communications Director

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."
"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'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!"
"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…"
"Welcome Kumba, you sound like a great addition to the NSLA/GLR team"
"Yes, housing authorities are a natural ally since they connect with so many of the at-risk kids in a community. Oakland and Fresno are also connecting their attendance initiatives to housing authorities. Here's a handout Attendance Works developed f…"
"Hi Hilary,
Sounds like you're doing great work. What are you all doing once you find out that illness is the issue? Are you working with health providers? school nurses?"
"That's great Matthey, be sure to send to me at and we'll put it out to our network on our social media platforms."
"I'll post the full description on Monday, but save these dates: April 15, May 13, August 12 and September 9"
"Great. Attendance Works is also having a Starting Strong webinar in May, focused on attendance in the early grades. Stay tuned for announcements."
"Here's an interesting blog post about a Minnesota school district using I-Pads to keep the learning going on snow days."
"Those are great ideas Shauna. If you have more information, send along (you can post here. Attendance Works is thinking of another blog item about this and looking for real life examples."
"Thanks Shauna, I wonder what schools can do to turn that around?"
"Yes Eric, I've been thinking about delayed starts, too, since my kids have had several in DC. New Britain was also telling me that delayed starts are hurting attendance. We should add something on that. Any thoughts from Dubuque or anywhere else as…"
"We're finalizing deadline. Probably Dec. 1, but watch this space for updates."
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