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Perspective | AttendaNCe Counts: Personalized early outreach improves regular attendance

Midway Elementary School principal Robbin Cooper believes that attendance challenges are best solved by intentionally engaging parents as partners. She’s...

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Perspective | AttendaNCe Counts: The importance of celebrating attendance

For the students at Union Elementary, the promise of a dance party is seriously motivating. Part of Principal Dondi Hobbs’...

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Perspective | Regular attendance in school today equates to a strong workforce tomorrow

In North Carolina, 64,000 public school students in pre-K through third grade were considered “chronically absent” during the 2015-16 school...

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AttendaNCe Counts: How schools and communities are reducing chronic absence

Regular school attendance, starting in preschool, helps puts children on track for reading at grade-level in third grade, a critical...

 

Exploring chronic absence from the ground up in Edgecombe County

“School can be boring. It’s a lot of work. People don’t like to use their brains, and some people get...

 

The role of school districts in reducing chronic absence

Getting a child to school every day is not as simple as it sounds. Often it involves multiple people working...

 

Why do students miss school? Results from a statewide survey on chronic absenteeism

The importance of school attendance is largely well-known — all states have compulsory attendance laws dictating the ages between which...

 

Chronic absenteeism: How does North Carolina compare?

On August 30, Governor Cooper declared September to be attendance awareness month. The declaration comes as districts and states across...

 

North Carolina struggles to count and serve chronically absent students

This morning, in classrooms all across North Carolina, teachers will survey the desks in front of them. They’ll see eager...