The webinar sought to motivate district and school leaders to (1) share available resources with their networks, (2) collect and use data to understand absenteeism in the early grades, (3) identify and implement evidence-based strategies to reduce chronic absenteeism, and (4) rigorously assess the effectiveness of the intervention or interventions they employ.
The webinar’s target audience included early childhood education stakeholders, including school and district leaders, educators and other school staff, private prekindergarten providers in community-based settings, and state and local agency staff responsible for improving absenteeism.
Speakers included the following:
- Martha Bleeker, Senior Survey Researcher, REL Mid-Atlantic
- Felicia Hurwitz, Survey Analyst, REL Mid-Atlantic
- Jaimie Grazi, Survey Analyst, REL Mid-Atlantic
- Wendi Webster O’Dell, Coordinator for Parent and Family Engagement, Affiliation: New Jersey Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood Education
Registration: Register for the webinar here.