About Attendance Works

Attendance Works is a national and state initiative that promotes better policy and practice around school attendance. We promote tracking chronic absence data for each student beginning in kindergarten, or ideally earlier, and partnering with families and community agencies to intervene when poor attendance is a problem for students or schools.

Attendance Awareness Month 2014

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Join us again this September for Attendance Awareness Month! Celebrated for the first time in September 2013, Attendance Awareness Month is a nationwide event recognizing the connection between school attendance and academic achievement. The goal is to mobilize schools and communities not only to promote the value of good attendance but also to take concrete steps toward reducing chronic absence. More than 40 national organizations are working in partnership on the event.

See our updated Count Us In! Toolkit

Visit our new Attendance Awareness Month microsite to get started!

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SUPERINTENDENTS CALL TO ACTION

MAKE EVERY DAY COUNT

Join Our Call To Action Superintendents and school leaders play a pivotal role in monitoring and improving school attendance. Leaders across the country are joining our Call to Action on attendance, jointly sponsored by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Learn more about how you can sign up and reduce the number of students in your schools and district who are chronically absent—missing nearly a month or more of school every year.

Attendance Works

Latest News

08.20
2014

New Toolkit Lays Out PEOPLE Strategy -  We know that students who miss too much school suffer academically at every age and every grade. Equally important, we know absenteeism is a Continue Reading →

08.16
2014

Perfectly Punctual & Attendance Works Announce Partnership -  Attendance Works and LearnLead’s Perfectly Punctual Campaign are pleased to announce a partnership that will allow more schools and communities access to materials and Continue Reading →

08.15
2014

Q&A with Hedy Chang -  America’s Promise Alliance, one of our leading partners on Attendance Awareness Month, published an interviewwith Attendance Works Director Hedy Chang today. Chang spent much Continue Reading →

Toolkit

Teaching Attendance: Everyday Strategies to Help Teachers Improve Attendance and Raise Achievement

Teaching Attendance Toolkit To help you build a culture of attendance and maintain it throughout the school year, we have created this teacher toolkit, Teaching Attendance: Everyday Strategies to Help Teachers Improve Attendance and Raise Achievement.  We encourage you to draw from the resources we have developed to help drive up attendance in your classroom and […]