How to Address Chronic Absenteeism

by Karen Baptiste Chronic absenteeism is on the rise across school districts in the United States, and schools are struggling to find tangible solutions to reverse this trend. According to a recent NPR report, research by Attendance Works found that prior to the pandemic 8 million students in the United States were considered chronically

2023-05-23T15:29:05-04:00May 23rd, 2023|Blog, News, Resources|

Impact Story: Charting Pathways Toward a Strengthened Educator Workforce in Colorado

Across the United States, vacancies in the educator workforce have drastically increased, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.1 Leading up to the 2021–22 school year, Colorado schools sought to fill 5,729 teaching positions, representing 10.33% of all teaching positions in the state. Of those openings, 1,568 (27.37%) remained unfilled or

2023-05-18T09:09:28-04:00May 16th, 2023|Colorado, Impact Stories, News, Resources|

Impact Story: Executive Leadership Forum in Kansas & Missouri – Guiding Leaders Guiding Change

In response to the rapidly changing context of delivering education during COVID-19, Region 12 Comprehensive Center (R12CC) launched a monthly forum to engage school superintendents in conversations about leading change during times of uncertainty. Drawing on research and experience from multiple fields, sessions are designed to help leaders

2023-05-18T10:32:24-04:00May 16th, 2023|Impact Stories, Kansas, Missouri, News, Resources|

Chronic Absenteeism: Promising Practices

The U.S. Department of Education’s Student Engagement and Attendance Center hosted a webinar on January 10, 2023 focused on how state and local education agencies can address chronic absenteeism. The following resources highlight an initiative by the Connecticut Department of Education to engage students and their families in

2023-04-10T15:20:58-04:00March 28th, 2023|News, Resources|

Regional Educational Laboratories and Regional Comprehensive Centers Brochure

This brochure was created to introduce how Regional Educational Laboratories (REL) and Regional Comprehensive Centers (RCC) help educators and decisionmakers apply research evidence to policy and practice. Developed by the Institute of Education Sciences and Comprehensive Center Network, this resource outlines how REL and RCC programs complement each other

2023-04-10T15:22:25-04:00March 28th, 2023|News, Resources|