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Closing the Attendance Gap in 2021: Insights from Leaders Doing the Work

Thursday, January 14, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Closing the Attendance Gap in 2021: Insights from Leaders Doing the Work

Presented by Dr. Carletha Shaw-Rolle, Cadre Director CS 1, Broward County Public Schools (FL); and Dr. Elena S. Hill, Assistant Superintendent for Early Learning, Dallas Independent School District (TX)
Moderated by Dr. Todd Rogers, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University, and Chief Scientist, EveryDay Labs

Sponsored by EveryDay Labs

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Chronic absenteeism has always been a complex issue since barriers to attendance are often the result of systemic inequity. As the urgency to improve attendance heightens, it’s critical to look beyond the headlines and at the data.

With COVID-19 exacerbating the equity gap, stakeholders across learning communities need to work collectively to remove barriers to attendance for students and families. Join our edLeader Panel of district leaders along with Dr. Todd Rogers, Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, to gain insight into:

  • How they are using data to inform their spring strategy
  • Practices they have found effective for addressing absenteeism and learning loss
  • How they are supporting and engaging families

This recorded edLeader Panel will be of interest to educators at all levels from kindergarten through high school, and of special interest to school and district leaders.

 

Carleth Shaw-RolleAbout the Presenters

Dr. Carletha Shaw-Rolle is the Cadre Director CS 1 in the Broward County Public Schools (FL). She is a 28-year educator who works with principals and school staff to help enrich organizational culture to improve school performance. She is a Barbara L. Jackson Scholar and has presented her work on the relationship among leader influence actions, organizational culture, and performance outcomes at the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA) and the American Educational Research Administration (AERA). She served as President of the Broward County Chapter of the National Alliance of Black School Educators for more than a decade, fighting for equitable treatment, resources, and opportunities for students of African descent. In 2015, Legacy Magazine named her one of 40 Most Influential Women in Florida. Most recently, Dr. Shaw-Rolle served on the crisis response team for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida where several people lost their lives to a school shooter. Dr. Shaw-Rolle holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in education from the University of Florida. She recently earned a Ph.D. in educational leadership from Florida Atlantic University.

 

Elena HillDr. Elena S. Hill serves as Assistant Superintendent for Early Learning in Dallas ISD. In her previous roles, she served as Executive Director of a group of schools for six years, an elementary principal for four years, and two years as an assistant principal. She is a proud Dallas ISD graduate who began her career as a pre-kindergarten teacher. At the elementary level, Dr. Hill also taught kindergarten and elementary reading intervention to third through sixth graders. She earned her bachelor’s degree in child development from the University of North Texas, two master’s degrees in elementary education and educational leadership from Texas A&M Commerce and the University of North Texas respectively, and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy from The University of Texas at Austin.

 

Todd RogersAbout the Moderator

Dr. Todd Rogers is a professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Chief Scientist at EveryDay Labs. He is a behavioral scientist who studies how mobilizing and empowering students’ social networks can increase student success. He founded the Student Social Support R&D Lab at Harvard to use data and behavioral science to develop and prove scalable, high ROI interventions that mobilize and empower students’ social support systems to improve achievement. As Chief Science Adviser, Todd leads EveryDay Labs’ research and innovation, leveraging evidence from EveryDay Labs’ RCTs, research from the Harvard S3 Lab, and academic research to improve the effectiveness of the programs. Todd received his Ph.D. jointly from Harvard’s Department of Psychology and Harvard Business School.

 

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