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Must be Present to Win: How Local Communities Can Encourage Student Attendance in September

September 04, 2014

Attendance Awareness Month is in September, but it’s never too early to start gathering your team. While most efforts begin naturally and logically with parents and school leaders, there are a number of other powerful allies who can play key roles and give a big boost to Attendance Awareness Month this fall.
Count Us In

September 04, 2014

Can we mark you “present?” America’s Promise Alliance, Attendance Works, the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, Points of Light and United Way Worldwide invite you to join us as we launch the second year of the Attendance Awareness Campaign, which designates September as Attendance Awareness Month. 
Count Us In Again

September 03, 2014

A Sneak Preview Inside this Resource How Volunteer Organizations Can Help Improve Attendance: 1. Volunteer organizations can partner with schools to reduce chronic absenteeism Corps 18 AmeriCorps Vista 2. Help create a culture of attendance through events and general messaging 3. Foster stronger family and student engagement
Growing Healthy Readers: A Starter Kit for Sponsoring Coalitions to Strengthen Health and Learning

June 10, 2013

This starter kit helps communities identify important children’s health issues and integrate strategies that address them into their work to improve grade-level reading outcomes.
Pathways Mapping Initiative: Pathway to Children Ready for School and Succeeding at Third Grade

June 10, 2013

The School Readiness Pathway is a broad and coherent body of information about what it takes to increase the number of children who are ready for school learning at the time of school entry. It highlights actions that individuals and organizations can take to achieve three crucial goals: good health, supportive social and cognitive environments, and safe, strong neighborhoods.
The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

June 10, 2013

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading aims at closing the gap in reading achievement by increasing the percent of low-income children who read at or above grade-level by the end of third grade. The more than 120 cities, towns, and counties that are a part of the Grade-Level Reading Community Network, have all adopted a collective impact strategy that engages stakeholders from every sector, including community members, parents, funders, nonprofit leaders, and government officials, in an effort to close the readiness and attendance gaps, and prevent summer learning loss.