Addressing chronic absence is not typically a solo sport. Our work has shown that the best efforts to reduce chronic absence involve a whole school, district or community. The good news is that when schools and communities work together to provide a comprehensive, tiered system of supports to students and families—that address the reasons for student absences—they can turn chronic absence around.

By working together, all of us — educators, schools, public officials, public agencies, civic organizations, businesses, philanthropic groups, families and students — can help all children get to school every day so they have an opportunity to learn, flourish and realize their dreams.

Attendance Works has developed a variety of resources and strategies for numerous stakeholders. Choose from the list below to find out what each stakeholder can do.

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Educators

Volunteers and National Service

Community and Agency Partners

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Policy Makers

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Philanthropists and Foundations