Title: Be Attentive to Attendance: How Chronic Absenteeism Affects Students Experiencing Homelessness
Students who miss 10 percent or more of days enrolled are defined as chronically absent–including both excused and unexcused absences. When students consistently miss school, it often is a sign of underlying challenges and may indicate a student is experiencing homelessness. How can we use available attendance data to help identify children and youth in crisis? During this webinar, we’ll talk with researchers, program administrators, and a school district homeless liaison about the significance of attendance data for homeless students, how we can turn data into substantive interventions, and trauma-informed supportive strategies at the school and district level.
- Joseph Angaran, Training Director and National Trainer, Check & Connect, University of Minnesota
- Jennifer Erb-Downward, Senior Research Associate, Poverty Solutions, University of Michigan
- Sue Lenahan, Middle School Counselor, Homeless Liaison, Big Rapids Public Schools, Big Rapids, MI
- Katie Brown (facilitator), Program Manager, Education Leads Home, SHC