Presented by Pam Allyn, Author, Speaker, Founder and CEO of Dewey Community
The effects of the pandemic are continuing to impact students’ school attendance and academic progress, complicating long-standing challenges and creating new ones, but school district officials are continuing to respond with innovative approaches that can help students overcome current difficulties and resume their academic progress.
Presented by Dr. Tommy Welch, School Superintendent, Office of the Superintendent, Boston Public Schools (MA); Jennifer Lawson, Chief Academic Officer, Cobb County School District (GA); Helen Chan Hill, Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development, Pasadena Unified School District (CA); Eric Bethel, Instructional Superintendent, District of Columbia Public Schools; and Dr. Monica Lee, Senior Research Associate, Annenberg Institute at Brown University and EveryDay Labs
Students can’t learn if they’re not in school, but too often, administrators only pay attention when a student is chronically absent. And as schools reopen after a year away, it’s even more important that learners and their families feel wanted at school. During an edLeader Panel, sponsored by EveryDay Labs, the presenters shared why family communication is an important part of school attendance and how they make students and families feel welcome in the classroom.
Presented by Dr. Carletha Shaw-Rolle, Cadre Director CS 1, Broward County Public Schools (FL); Chelsea Montgomery, Executive Director, Office of Student Supports, Fulton County Schools (GA); and Dr. Erin Simon, Assistant Superintendent of School Support Services, Long Beach Unified School District (CA)
Even before COVID-19 created online, remote, and hybrid learning environments in school districts across the country, most district and school leaders struggled with chronic absenteeism in their schools. Researchers like Dr. Todd Rogers, Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and Chief Scientist at EveryDay Labs, have tirelessly worked with school districts to identify, develop and implement strategies to reduce absenteeism at scale.
Join this edWebinar to learn how simple attendance intervention measures can be applied to improve student engagement during distance learning.
Students miss a school day now and then. They get sick, have a doctor’s appointment, or get caught up in a family emergency. These are among common excused absences that don’t usually affect a student’s academic standing. But chronic absenteeism—missing 10% or more of school—is an equity epidemic with short- and long-term impacts on student performance. Each year, almost eight million students are chronically absent for complex reasons.
Join Dr. Todd Rogers and Phyllis Jordan for a panel on implementing evidence-based interventions that make a measurable impact on attendance, and, in turn, student outcomes moving the needle on district-wide goals.
Paul Ryan, Superintendent of Three Way ISD (TX), joined the district in 2013. He was faced with challenges such as Average Daily Attendance level that was putting the district in danger of losing state funding, a perception from nearby communities that the district was dying, and the loss of students because parents were told the district was cutting sports.