Please join us for the release of Showing Up Matters: Newark Chronic Absenteeism in the Early Years. This report examines the issues that contribute to a high rate of chronic absenteeism among Newark’s youngest students. Regular school attendance is a critical factor in determining a student’s school success.
The presentation of the report’s findings and recommendations will be followed by a panel discussion aimed at identifying effective strategies to improve school attendance for Newark students.
January 21, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Rutgers University – Newark
The Paul Robeson Campus Center, Room: Passaic 226
350 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Register for this free event today!
A high percentage of Newark K-3 students are chronically absent, meaning that they miss at least 10 percent of enrolled days, or 18 days for a full school year. Many factors contribute to this poor attendance, which damages students’ ability to succeed in school. Through interviews and focus groups, ACNJ identified the major contributors to chronic absenteeism and recommends steps that the Newark community can take to improve school attendance in all Newark schools.
Please be part of the solution! Join us for this exciting discussion.
Register online now.