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NCFL Boosts Attendance, Family Bonds and Literacy in SW Detroit

The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL)’s family literacy model has seen success in bringing together families to build relationships that lead to improved attendance while boosting reading and writing skills. In southwest Detroit the NCFL’s Family Literacy program is doing just that…
Published:   Sep 2016

Central Texas: A Regional Campaign

The E3 Alliance – a cradle-to-career partnership that unites education, community and business in central Texas — sat down with local superintendents to find out how best to deal with state budget cuts. The consensus was to improve student attendance, which in Texas is tied directly…
Published:   Nov 2015

Check and Connect

Check & Connect is a comprehensive student engagement intervention developed at the University of Minnesota in partnership with the Minneapolis School District, starting back in 1990. This is an evidence-based dropout prevention program that uses trained mentors to engage marginalized students in grades K-12 and…
Published:   Jun 2013

City Year: Near Peers

The simple act of saying good morning to every student is an effective step toward increasing attendance and ultimately reducing drop-out rates for at-risk schoolchildren. It’s an approach used by City Year, a national nonprofit that places AmeriCorps members ages 17 to 24 in 160…
Published:   Jun 2012

Council Bluffs: A Grade-Level Reading Lens

Bright Spots showcase the work in Grade-Level Reading communities to make progress on school readiness, school attendance and summer learning by 2016. Continue reading below or download a PDF version. Before the school year starts in Council Bluffs, Iowa, preschoolers get a home visit from…
Published:   Jun 2015

Data Sharing With Child Welfare System

When students start missing too much school in Baltimore, their parents are likely to receive a phone call or a home visit to find out what’s going on. But what about kids in foster care? Under a unique data sharing agreement, Baltimore’s child welfare workers…
Published:   Sep 2011

Del Norte: Using Funding Flexibility

In California’s rural Del Norte County, School Superintendent Don Olson is bullish on attendance. “It’s the most important work we do,” he says. “We have to have students in attendance in order for us to teach them effectively.”
Published:   Jan 2015

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