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Impact of School, Family, & Community on Keeping Students on the Graduation Path

Partnerships are essential

At a time when many educators feel pressured to focus narrowly on test scores, leaders in schools, districts, states, and organizations are taking a broader view.  They know that in addition to strengthening academics, it is necessary to spark students’ interests, mobilize support for education, and implement effective partnerships to have successful schools and students.  Partnerships with family, community organizations, foundations, and business leaders are essential to creating strong schools that prepare all students for success in college, career, and civic life.

New York City Finds Success in Cutting Chronic Absenteeism in School

New York City Finds Success in Cutting Chronic Absenteeism in School

Mentors, wake-up calls to students, incentives and weekly “student success” meetings led by principals helped ...

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Improving student attendance with a school-wide approach to school-family-community partnerships.

Improving student attendance with a school-wide approach to school-family-community partnerships.

Researchers and policy makers have questioned the efficacy of family-involvement interventions. They believe that more ...

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Getting students to school: Using family and community involvement to reduce chronic absenteeism

Getting students to school: Using family and community involvement to reduce chronic absenteeism

Students who are chronically absent are more likely than other students to drop out of ...

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Present and Accounted For: Partnership Effects on Student Attendance

Present and Accounted For: Partnership Effects on Student Attendance

Reducing student absenteeism and truancy is a goal of many schools across the country. Surprisingly ...

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