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Tag: early chronic absence

Going Beyond Test Scores

February 26, 2013 All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

The Developmental Assets Profile (DAP) in nFocus‘ SurveyTrax has what it takes to help you better understand the underlying issues surrounding youth development today. In my previous entries, including my interview with Hedy Chang of Attendance Works, I discussed how students who are not proficient in reading by third grade are four times more likely […]

Q&A With Hedy Chang of Attendance Works – Part 2

January 3, 2013 All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , , 0 Comments

Q&A With Hedy Change of Attendance Works – Part 2 In our last entry, we talked to Hedy Chang, Director of Attendance Works, an initiative aimed at improving outcomes for students by focusing on chronic absence. Hedy discussed the issues that frame education today, barriers to higher attendance rates and ways that schools can identify and address […]

Q&A With Hedy Chang of Attendance Works – Part 1

January 2, 2013 All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , , 0 Comments

Hedy Chang is the Director of Attendance Works, a national and state level initiative aimed at advancing student success by addressing chronic absence. A skilled presenter, facilitator, researcher and writer, she co-authored the seminal report, Present, Engaged and Accounted for: The Critical Importance of Addressing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades, as well as numerous other articles about student attendance. Last month, I blogged about […]

Getting to the Bottom of Chronic Absence

November 8, 2012 All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , 0 Comments

With the election behind us, having taken up so much social-building time, energy and oxygen from our collective efforts in reforming our communities, it’s time to once again roll up our sleeves and look afresh at how to go about building a better tomorrow for our nation’s youth. There’s a lot to do just now—especially […]