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KEYNOTE- Lay A Foundation for Success: Monitoring and Addressing Student Absenteeism

Keynote, July 29, 2020, 8:45 am - 10:45 am

Good attendance is a critical ingredient for student success. When students are chronically absent – missing 10% of school or about two days a month over the course of a traditional school year, they fail to read proficiently by third grade, fail courses in middle school and ultimately drop out in high school. With the closure of schools this past spring, students lost out on even more on opportunities to learn as many struggled with distance learning.  What can educators do to make it possible for students to attend every day in the new school year?

Maureen Nickels, President - Nebraska State Board of Education, Matt Blomstedt, Commissioner of Education , Hedy Chang, Executive Director and President