Information in the menus below was updated in Noverber 2018. To contribute information that may be of interest to others in your country, please contact your country’s hosts: Christopher Kearney (email@example.com) or Brian Chu (BrianChu@rci.rutgers.edu) or Carolyn Gentle-Genitty (firstname.lastname@example.org). As the International Network for School Attendance grows, materials will be added to your country’s webpage.
People, groups, and organizations
- ‘The International Association for Truancy and Drop-out Prevention’ (IATDP) “is an association of educators, government officials and stakeholders whose history of truancy and dropout prevention efforts date back to 1911”: http://iatdp.org/
- ‘Attendance Works’ is a national and state initiative to advance student success by reducing chronic absence: https://www.attendanceworks.org/
- The National Centre for School Engagement (NCSE) promotes attendance, attachment, and achievement. The NCSE “collaborates with school districts, law enforcement agencies, courts, and state and federal agencies to support youth and their families to be engaged at school”, with special attention to truancy, dropout, and bullying prevention. This website includes resources for disengaged school youth at risk for dropout. http://schoolengagement.org/, http://schoolengagement.org/trainings/transforming-a-truancy-court-to-a-problem-solving-court/
Current and upcoming activities and achievements
- Innovative School Summit Las Vegas, held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, from July 9-12 in 2019: http://innovativeschoolssummit.com/las-vegas-2019/
Past activities and achievements
- October 2019: The 109th Annual Conference of the International Association for Truancy and Drop-out Prevention (IATDP) was held in Memphis (TN).
Helpful links and other resources
- 2018 report titled Student absenteeism: Who misses school and how missing school matters for performance.
- US national education law and commitment to equal opportunity for all students can be found here: https://www.ed.gov/essa?src=rn
- US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights can be found here: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/data.html
- FutureEd, “an independent, solution-oriented think tank”, shares a 2017 report titled ‘WHO’S IN: CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM UNDER THE EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT”: https://www.future-ed.org/whos-in-chronic-absenteeism-under-the-every-student-succeeds-act/
- A 2018 report in Education Week titled ‘How Many Students Are Chronically Absent in Your State? Federal Data Show Rates Rising’: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-school-research/2018/04/chronic_absenteeism_states_civil_rights_data_2015_2016.html
- A 2018 report titled ‘Roll Call: 15 Percent of K-12 Students Chronically Absent from School’: https://www.usnews.com/news/education-news/articles/2018-09-06/roll-call-15-percent-of-k-12-students-chronically-absent-from-school
- In the website for parents of school-refusing youth there is a section indicating sources of help throughout the United States of America: http://www.schoolrefusalhope.org/therapeutic-boarding-schools/
- National Dropout Prevention Center - Model Programs Database, a searchable database of research-based programs and information. It includes models for Tier 1 work. http://dropoutprevention.org/modelprograms/
- What Works Clearinghouse is “an investment of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) within the U.S. Department of Education” which “reviews the existing research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education” in order to “provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions”: check for absenteeism program at https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc
- Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, has resources for truancy programs: https://www.ojjdp.gov/search/SearchResults.asp?ti=11&si=32&p=topic