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 2017

Unknown We’re using the fifth-annual Attendance Awareness Month to encourage schools and communities to remember that engagement matters for attendance. Under this year’s theme, Engagement = Attendance, we are emphasizing the important role everyone can play in creating a welcoming and engaging school environment that motivates students and families to come to school every day.
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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.

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Latest News

03.27
2017

March 28 Webinar Launches 5th Attendance Awareness Campaign Planning! -  Will you attend? America’s Promise Alliance, Attendance Works, the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, Everyone Graduates Center, Get Schooled, Healthy Schools Campaign, the Institute for Continue Reading →

02.27
2017

National Virtual Convening on Student Attendance + Webinars -  As a continuation of the federal initiative to help students stay in school every day, the new National Student Attendance, Engagement, and Success Center Continue Reading →

02.09
2017

French Toast: An A+ Partnership in Perfect Attendance -  As America’s leading school wear brand, French Toast knows businesses have a lot to gain from supporting student attendance. In the long term, students 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 […]