Oregon districts seek state money to improve attendance/ reduce drop-outs
Posted March 15, 2018
School districts throughout Oregon are aiming for a share of about $170 million in new state support to address the needs of high school students with poor attendance rates who are at-risk of dropping out.
Boosting attendance takes more than student incentives
Posted Feb 23, 2018
As school districts work to improve attendance rates, some administrators are looking to get quick results by offering children with perfect or improved attendance things like bicycles or mp3 players, or other prizes.
2017 Summit for Student Success
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School refusal: what it is, and how districts/parents can help
Posted Feb 22, 2018
Some mornings, getting a child ready for school can be difficult. They’re too tired to wake up on time; they left their lunchbox at school; or they lost one of their shoes. But for parents of students who face overwhelming waves of anxiety or some irrational fear that lead to what experts call “school refusal,” even getting a child dressed can become an all-consuming activity.
Study: Improve attendance by addressing student mental health
Posted Jan 19, 2018
A new study on the effects of untreated mental health disorders on attendance and other academic indicators among Australian students highlights an area ripe for improvement among schools even in the United States, where nearly half of adolescents experience issues with mental health.
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