Tag: Student Attendance

School Attendance Myths

In a recent NASSP blog, Mel Riddle brings into focus the one constant that is always identified for limited learning for students: poor school attendance. It is not a new topic by any means and many educators have put forth recommendations for improving student school attendance. In his blog, Mel does not offer remedies as much …

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Student Absenteeism: The Elephant in Your Building

If you have not had an opportunity to read Mel’s latest NASSP blog, The Principal Difference regarding student absenteeism, it is well worth reading about and rethinking it’s impact. The entry is based on an event in Washington D.C entitled “Absenteeism in the Middle Grades: The Prevalence, the Impact and Turning it Around.”  Student attendance issues …

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July State Board Meeting Information for Administrators

The Virginia Board of Education met on July 26, 2012 in the James Monroe Building to take action on several items. I have posted one in this blog report that I feel will be of interest to building administrators . You may review all of the items on the agenda with more detail than will be provided …

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