Register today for the first in a six-part webinar series hosted by the Western Educational Equity Assistance Center (WEEAC) at WestEd.
Session 1: Using Data to Identify Patterns of Inequity
Date: Friday, February 17
Time: 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. (PT) / 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (ET)
Chronic absence–which includes absences that are excused, unexcused, or due to suspensions–is a leading indicator of inequity. When chronic absence occurs, it is a sign of challenges inside and outside schools (e.g., unstable housing, unreliable transportation, historical trauma, disengaging educational experiences, bullying) that cause absences and affect children’s ability to learn overall if they are left unaddressed.
This session will focus on examples of disaggregated chronic absence data from states and districts that help participants see where systemic issues disproportionately impact specific student groups.
Because high levels of absenteeism require a systemic response, WEEAC strongly encourages participants to consistently send a core team to each of these 90-minute sessions.
Who Will Benefit
- Districts, charter management organizations, Bureau of Indian Education schools, and tribally operated schools
- State education agency, Tribal Education Agency, Bureau of Indian Education, and Office of Indian Education personnel
What You Will Learn
Participants will learn how to:
- Access and disaggregate chronic absence data
- Use data to drive action, improve outcomes, and close gaps for the most affected student groups
- Identify patterns of inequity
Note: Session 2 will be held on Monday, February 27, focusing on organizing district teams to address chronic absenteeism. Learn more.