Obama administration launches two initiatives targeting absenteeism
from Education Week
The White House and U.S. Department of Education announced two initiatives designed to raise awareness about and combat chronic absenteeism in schools. The Success Mentors Initiative, which will be under the administration's My Brother's Keeper umbrella, will focus on using school personnel to work closely with students in schools to monitor their attendance, provide support, and connect them to other educational resources. And the Absences Add Up public relations campaign will try to highlight the issue for parents, particularly for those with children in elementary and middle schools.
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