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NSAESC National Convening

NSAESC Virtual National Convening

April 3 & 4, 2017

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Education and the Office of Safe and Healthy Students and its National Student Attendance, Engagement, and Success Center (NSAESC)

To help kick off the National Student Attendance, Engagement, and Success Center (NSAESC) and its partnership with the Office of Safe and Healthy Schools at USDOE, the NSAESC is excited to be hosting a virtual convening on April 3rd and 4th. During the 2-day event, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • hear from national content experts on Chronic Absenteeism, Early Warning Systems, and Success Mentors
  • ask questions and discuss the use of Chronic Absenteeism as an indicator to measure school quality or school success in ESSA plans
  • participate in topic specific break-out sessions designed to provide customized responses to local contexts (participants will have the chance to submit critical questions in advance)

Registration is available by following this link:





  • Methods for Identifying Root Causes of Chronic Absence (MBK)
    April 25, 2017, 3:00pm ET
  • A Deeper Dive: Lessons Learned about Improving Attendance Among Our Most Vulnerable Students
    May 9, 2017, 3:00pm ET
    Chronic absence is higher, for example, among students involved in the child welfare system as well as those living in public housing or struggling to find stable housing. Join this webinar to learn about what works from a panel of practitioners involved in cutting edge initiatives. During this webinar, we will especially focus on the critical importance of cross agency data sharing and Collaboration. You will have the opportunity to learn from the following leaders in this work: Ellie Rossiter, Casey Schuttle, Sarah Jones.
  • What Is Needed for Effective Data Tools for EWS: Tracking Data and Interventions (EWS)
    May 9, 2017, 4:00pm ET
  • Starting Early: Recruiting and Supporting Elementary Success Mentors (MBK & EWS)
    May 16, 2017, 3:00pm ET
    This webinar is designed for District Captains, Principals, and Site Coordinators who are implementing the success mentor strategy to continue to learn from each other and national ta providers about how they can deepen their work in their district by implementing an Elementary School Success Mentors strategy. This interactive conversation will focus on promoting an evidence-based tiered system of supports to reduce chronic absence including:
    ~ A brief review of the success mentor strategy and chronic absence
    ~ Effective parent messaging on how absences can add up and reduce their child’s access to opportunity and academic success
    ~ Evidence-based site level strategies to design and implement a tiered system of supports to reduce chronic absence
    ~ How to develop a customized recruiting and screening plan to meet the need for mentees at your school
    ~ How to train, monitor and provide ongoing support to mentors at the school site
  • Using Early Warning Systems to Overcome Poverty’s Influence on Absenteeism (EWS)
    May 17, 2017, 3:00pm ET
  • Opportunities with ESSA to Deepen the Work on EWS (MBK & EWS)
    May 31, 2017, 3:00pm ET
  • Intervention Review: Conducting School Based Analysis of Interventions and Strategies (MBK & EWS)
    June 6, 2017, 3:00pm ET
  • Lessons from the Field: Shared Practices from Implementing Districts (MBK & EWS)
    June 14, 2017, 3:00pm ET
  • Using Success Stories to Reverse Chronic Absenteeism: Identifying the Tracks that Bring Students Back (MBK)
    June 15, 2017, 3:00pm ET
  • What are the Links between Chronic Absenteeism, Health, Well-Being , and Mindfulness? (MBK)
    Sept. 26, 2017, 3:00pm ET