Forging Partnerships to Get Students to School

By Hedy Chang, Gordon Jackson, Debra Duardo, Teresa Drenick, Kim Suderman

Produced by SchoolsMovingUp at WestEd

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Chronic student absence—missing more than 10 percent of school during a single school year for any reason—is a serious challenge affecting the well-being of students, families, schools, and the communities in which they live.

High levels of chronic absence can be a sign that families and students are having difficulty getting to school because they face significant health, social, and economic challenges.

This archived webinar showcases examples of schools, juvenile justice, law enforcement, and mental health agencies working together to help children get to school so they have a chance to learn, graduate from high school, and thrive.

Speakers share strategies for:

  • Identifying root causes of absenteeism and possible solutions in your agency/community
  • Using September Attendance Awareness Month to take action to reduce absences
  • Applying the tools of “Collective Impact” to build collaboration among agencies

This archived webinar is aimed at California educators, including school and district teachers, other staff, and administrators; as well as social service, juvenile justice, and mental health practitioners and managers. Practitioners nationwide are also encouraged to participate.

The Region IX Equity Assistance Center at WestEd, the California Department of Education, and Attendance Works cosponsored this webinar.



  • Resources for this webinar, such as audio recordings and PDFs of the PowerPoint presentation, are available for download in this folder.
  • You can also access the complete webinar recording in WebEx with the chat.

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