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Attendance and Engagement

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Reducing chronic absenteeism in our schools

Since 2017, Mission: Graduate has been working with community partners and schools in central New Mexico in creating and implementing effective school-based attendance teams. To support these teams, we host two conferences annualy designed to connect teams to resources, provide training on data management and provide informational materials. 

In 2019, United Way of Central New Mexico's Chief Strategy Officer Angelo Gonzales served as an expert witness supporting HB236, The Attendance for Success Act, which made its way through the legislative process and now awaits the Governor's signature. 

By working together with our school and community partners we have created attendance guides which include talking points and tips used by school leaders and community partners. The guides are currently under revision.

We also created an Every Day Matters Attendance Awareness Campaign Toolkit with ready-to-use communications designed for parents and schools.

Additional Resources 

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Leadership

Staff

Teri Wimborne

Director of Collective Impact

505-247-3671

teri@missiongraduatenm.org

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Related Research

School Attendance Patterns in Iowa: Chronic Absence in the Early Grades Year: 2016 Author: Child Family Policy Center
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Preparing Youth to Thrive: Methodology and Findings from the Social Emotional Learning Challenge (Research Brief) Year: 2016 Author: Charles Smith, Gina McGovern, Stephen C. Peck, Reed Larson, Leanne Roy
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Forum for Youth Investment
Preparing Youth to Thrive: Methodology and Findings from the Social Emotional Learning Challenge (Full Report) Year: 2016 Author: Charles Smith, Gina McGovern, Stephen C. Peck, Reed Larson, Leanne Roy
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What We Want to See in Schools: Local Wisdom from New Mexico Employers and Educators Year: 2016
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Mission: Graduate and New Mexico Center for School Leadership

Partners

Angelo Gonzales
United Way of Central New Mexico
Deborah Good
Future Focused Education
Selena Hardy
Mission: Graduate
Tracy McDaniel
Mission Graduate
Kristine Meurer
APS
Patsy Nelson
NM Alliance for School-Based Health Care
Emily Padilla
United Way of Central New Mexico
Kay Provolt
JAG-NM
Teri Wimborne
Mission Graduate
Renata Witte
NMPTA
Laurel Wyckoff
http://www.newmexicopbs.org/New Mexico PBS / KNME