Tuesday – March 1st, 2022

Rising to the Challenge: Responding to our Attendance Crisis

March 1 from 1pm to 2:30pm CST / 11am to 12:30pm PST

As an exclusive invitation-only opportunity for our expanding group of District Partners, RaaWee K12 is providing an open conversation and dialogue on attendance improvement with the national expert Hedy Chang of Attendance Works. Ms. Chang will provide insights and discussion based on anonymized data drawn from your districts, the current trends it reveals, and encouraged next steps. Hedy is the founder and executive director of the non-profit initiative, Attendance Works (www.attendanceworks.org) which advances student success and narrows equity gaps by addressing chronic absence. Founded in 2010, Attendance Works successfully moved chronic absence from a little-known term to a required reporting and optional school accountability metric in the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A skilled presenter, facilitator, researcher and writer, Hedy co-authored the seminal report, Present, Engaged and Accounted For: The Critical Importance of Addressing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades, as well as numerous other articles about student attendance. During this event, RaaWee partner leadership are encouraged to ask questions of Hedy Chang, regarding their attendance improvement strategies and current challenges. And Attendance Works will also share their wealth of free resources. Please invite all those in your district that you would like to be a part of the data, trend, and guidance review.