September is Attendance Month


Did you know that missing just 10% of the school year in the early grades can leave many students struggling throughout elementary school? Or that by 6th grade, missing that much school is strongly linked to course failure and even eventually dropping out of high school? That’s just 18 days – or two to three days per month. Every school day counts, and everyone can make a difference: educators, afterschool programs, mayors, businesses, and parents. Join Attendance Works this September for the launch of the first-ever Attendance Awareness Month. Rally your community around the importance of attendance and its role in academic achievement. Want to get involved? Learn how:

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