Attendance Works: From Dropout to Attendance Guru

Those of you who have participated in our peer learning webinars have probably had a chance to hear Debra Duardo talked about the Los Angeles Unified School District’s efforts to tackle chronic absence. Under her leadership the district has not only reduced absences but saved millions of dollars in state aid, which is partially based on daily attendance.

Duardo, who was just named LAUSD’s Executive Director of Health and Human Services,  has a clear understanding of the connection between attendance and achievement. It’s personal for her.

via From Dropout to Attendance Guru.

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