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Webinar Presentation – AttendaNCe Counts: What North Carolina Schools Districts are Doing to Reduce Chronic Absence
September is Attendance Awareness Month. In this webinar on September 12, we shared the results of chronic absence self-assessment surveys completed by school districts across North Carolina. The presentation explores the aggregated results of the survey and shares bright spots from around the state that offer actionable steps districts can learn from to improve regular school attendance.
AttendaNCe Counts: What North Carolina School Districts are Doing to Reduce Chronic Absence provides results of a self-assessment that asked school districts to share which of their attendance policies and practices are strong, and where there are opportunities for improvement. The assessment responses are the self-reported impressions of school district superintendent office staff. Fifty-five out of 115 school districts responded.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed September 2018 to be Attendance Awareness Month.
In the proclamation, Governor Cooper reminds us that regular school attendance is essential for grade-level reading, academic achievement, and graduation, by giving young students the reading skills they need to achieve, decreasing the likelihood of being retained, and supporting the development of social-emotional skills needed to persist in school.
This webinar highlighted the opportunities within CCIP to address early learning strategies and share examples of specific strategies and language to consider. The content was developed for Local Education Agencies staff. Presenters included Danielle Ewen, Senior Policy Advisor, Education Counsel and Carla Garrett, Title I Preschool Consultant, Office of Early Learning, NC Department of Public Instruction.
This presentation highlights the opportunities within CCIP to address early learning strategies and share examples of specific strategies and language to consider.
This document is designed to support Local Education Agencies as they develop their ESSA plan. It outlines opportunities throughout the 2018 Consolidated Application to include activities to support young children’s development beginning at birth. We recommend that district leaders review the application and this document with early childhood leaders in their community to develop a strong, coordinated plan that supports optimal development for all children in the community.
Local Education Agencies (LEAs) will be submitting in August their district plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA bolsters federal support for early learning and provides an opportunity to strengthen the birth-through-third grade continuum – a critical strategy to improve third grade reading proficiency. The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation has been partnering with the Office of Early Learning and the NC Head Start Collaborative Office at the Department of Public Instruction to support LEAs and early childhood community leaders in collaborating to develop the early learning components of the LEA’s ESSA district plans.
This webinar will:
• Recap briefly the early learning opportunities in ESSA
• Share questions to prompt conversation with LEAs
• Outline the timeline for district plan ESSA submission
• Describe the process districts use to submit plans
• Provide examples of specific early learning strategies and language for LEAs to consider
• Discuss action steps early learning leaders can take to engage LEAs as partners
This presentation recap briefly the early learning opportunities in ESSA, outlines the timeline for district plan ESSA submission, describes the process districts use to submit plans, and provides examples of specific early learning strategies and language for LEAs to consider.