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Reducing K-12 Absenteeism Effectively: A Plan of Action for Your School


Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

The chance of a student ranking below his current grade level is almost 2 times higher when he is chronically absent. Students from non-white ethnic backgrounds, low-income homes, ELLs, and students with special needs make up most of this statistic. How can your school address chronic truancy effectively and proactively? Join us for a live, 60-minute webinar to discover:

  • 5 tips for moving from awareness to action: Steps you must take now
  • Critical strategies for creating an attendance-oriented culture in your school
  • All about early warning systems: Useful tools to put an end to chronic truancy
  • Discipline matters: Effective actions & policies you can implement today
  • Real life examples of schools that have dramatically reduced absenteeism

Program Highlights

  • Absenteeism & Achievement: How to Help Your Students Succeed

    • Strategies for creating an attendance-oriented culture & policies
    • Chronic absenteeism & bad behavior: Solutions to minimize the issue
    • How attendance is linked to reading proficiency: What you must know
  • Effective Techniques to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism in Your School

    • Disciplinary actions to take to stop this growing problem
    • 5 steps to set your school up for success & sustainability
    • Getting the community involved: Ways to motivate & inspire families
  • School Programs to Increase Attendance: Take Your Efforts to the Next Level

    • Attendance recovery programs: Tips to pick the right program for your needs
    • How to track chronic absence & use it to support Early Warning Systems
    • Real K-12 example to drastically reduce absenteeism in your school
  • Live Question & Answer Session - Have your questions answered by the expert!

About The Speaker

Robert Balfanz, PhD, is a co-director of the Everyone Graduates Center and research scientist at the Center for Social Organization of Schools, Johns Hopkins University. He is the co-director of Talent Development Secondary, which is currently working with more than 100 high-poverty secondary schools to develop, implement and evaluate comprehensive whole school reforms. He is also co-operator of the Baltimore Talent Development High School, an Innovation High School run in partnership with the Baltimore City Public School System.

  • Dr. Balfanz has published widely on secondary school reform, high school dropouts, early warning systems and instructional interventions in high-poverty schools.
  • His recent work includes Locating the Dropout Crisis, with co-author Nettie Legters, in which they identify the number and location of high schools with high dropout rates and What Your Community Can Do to End its Dropout Crisis.
  • Dr. Balfanz is the first recipient of the Alliance For Excellent Education's Everyone's a Graduate Award.

Program Benefits

Join us for this 60-minute webinar to discover how your school can address the growing problem of chronic truancy effectively and proactively.