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Be There

Kids who attend school regularly are more likely to succeed. So we’re asking adults to talk about attendance- and encourage getting to school- to be there in their kids’ lives. Please join us and be there for the students you know.  Upon clicking most of the resources highlighted with blue, a new tab will spawn within your Internet browser, allowing you to see the file requested. You will need Adobe Reader to view and print these resources.

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Download “Be there” toolkit materials

Learn more about attendance and our partners

School Attendance Matters 2015 Conference Presentations

Keynote Presentation:
Family Engagement as a Strategic Lever to Expand Learning Time and Opportunities in a New World for Learning (.PPTX)
Dr. Heather Weiss, Harvard Family Research Project


Attendance and Early Childhood
Presented by the Office of Child Development

Attendance Challenge Toolkit (.PDF)

Attendance Plan at Schiller (.PPTX)
Presented by Schiller Classical Academy

What Changes Attendance (.PPTX)

Engaging High School Students to Increase Attendance (.PPTX)
Presented by the Brashear High School and Neighborhood Learning Alliance

Natural Mentoring: Building on Existing Relationships with Youth (.PPTX)
Presented by the Mentoring Partnership Southwestern PA

Organizing Parents and Families for Action: Overview of the Pittsburgh Parent Power Initiative (.PPTX)
Presented by Heinz Endowments & Annenberg Institute

Out of School Time and Attendance (Prezi Presentation)
Presented by APOST

Parent Engagement 101 (.PPTX)
Presented by A+ Schools

 Toolkit Expanse Resources 

Questions for Workshop Group (.DOCX)