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Advocates for Children of New JerseyJanuary 25, 2018     


For years, ACNJ has been leading the charge to reduce chronic absenteeism in schools across New Jersey. Recently, a landmark school attendance bill unanimously passed both houses of the New Jersey legislature requiring that schools keep track of chronically absent students and that schools with high absenteeism develop plans to improve attendance. But in an outgoing act, Governor Christie failed to sign the bill into law. 

ACNJ's Cythia Rice and Peter Chen explain in a one minute video.

Though disappointed, ACNJ has already achieved big wins for New Jersey’s kids and will keep the momentum towards making sure more kids come to school every day. 

Links to ACNJ’s reports

Resources for schools and communities

ACNJ has worked hard to make student absences a priority for New Jersey and we applaud the key sponsors of this bipartisan bill, Sen. Diane Allen and Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle.

ACNJ is eager to continue the hard work ahead in engaging policymakers, educators, parents and communities across New Jersey, so that more students are regularly attending school and on the right track towards educational success!

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