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National E-Summit on Chronic Absenteeism and Student Achievement

National E-Summit on Chronic Absenteeism and Student Achievement
 

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg,
Dr. Robert Balfanz of Johns Hopkins University, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors
Invite You To Participate In a
National E-Summit on Chronic Absenteeism and Student Achievement

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Johns Hopkins Presents New Research From the NYC Model:
Core Action Steps for Cities to Tackle This Under-Recognized Problem & Drive Student Achievement

November 20th, 2013, 11:00am – 12:30pm (EST) 

 The Summit will raise awareness about the urgent need for cities to address and combat the challenge of truancy and chronic absenteeism – and provide cities with the first comprehensive set of evidence-based strategies to tackle this problem.

Dr. Robert Balfanz, Co-Director of the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, will unveil the research behind his recent analysis of New York City’s three-year pilot effort to reduce absenteeism – and present the Core Action Steps for Cities and others to drive change based on lessons learned from the successful New York City effort and elsewhere.

The 5 Core Elements covered by Dr. Balfanz, along with other leading national experts including Hedy Chang, Director of Attendance Works, are: Raising Awareness; Mobilizing Interagency Partners; Utilizing Data; Creating School-Wide Systems for Success; and Deploying School-Based Success Mentors.

Please register in advance for this event by clicking here. There will be a question and answer session from 12:00pm to 12:30pm, so please log in and leave your questions on our page during the presentation.

If you need additional information, please contact Allie Skayne at askayne@cityhall.nyc.gov or 212-788-9395. Participation is limited, with priority given to leaders from cities across the nation.

Learn about the Mayor’s Interagency Task Force on Truancy, Chronic Absenteeism and School Engagement by visiting NYC.gov/EveryStudent.

 We hope you will join us for this important event.

  1. Matilde E Vallejos11-23-13

    I work in Montgomery County Public Schools, MD, as a Pupil Personnel Specialist. I work in the middle school that has Truancy Review Court every week. We identify those students that were truant 20% of the previous year and put an intervention in place. We are experiencing much success with our program, students’ self-esteem is improving, grades are going up, and attendance for these students is at an all time high. I work in conjuction with the State Attorney’s Office in a school-judicial partnership to give truant students a positive experience in school. I am very interested in your task-force.

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