Websites that Address Chronic Absenteeism


    The National Center on School Engagement collaborates with school districts, law enforcement agencies, courts, and state federal agencies to address truancy, dropouts and bullying prevention. http://schoolengagement.org/  

    American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation Experience Corps brings older adult tutors to improve Grades Kindergarten-3 student literacy in disadvantaged schools. http://www.aarp.org/experience-corps/

    Check and Connect will train mentors and administrators in a federally funded program that decreased truancy, tardiness, dropout rates and disciplinary referrals. http://checkandconnect.umn.edu/

    Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest will custom design an evidence-based program model for your school, train staff in mentoring, develop policies and procedures and create an online learning environment for a fee. http://educationnorthwest.org/institute-for-youth-success

    The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is a collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit partners, business leaders, government agencies, states and communities, across the nation to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career and active citizenship. http://gradelevelreading.net/about-us

    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has free resources for mentors, families, and communities to support high-quality mentoring for all youth. http://www.ojjdp.gov/programs/mentoring.html

    The National High School Center was supported by a grant from the United States Department of Education that ended in 2013 but free resources remain online to identify early warning symptoms of students at risk of dropping out of school.  www.betterhighschools.org

    Early Warning System Implementation Resources was developed by the Northwest Regional Education Lab and the Institute for Education Sciences and can be downloaded free at http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?ProjectID=396

    Every Student, Every Day: A Community Toolkit to Address and Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/chronicabsenteeism/index.html