Webinar Archive

October 19, 2017
Addressing Absenteeism: Afterschool Boosts Attendance

Attendance research shows that afterschool programs can—and do—have a beneficial impact on school-day attendance. This webinar provides information about ISBE’s initiatives to reduce chronic absenteeism. Antoinette Taylor, chair of the Illinois Attendance Commission, describes the commission’s work to prevent chronic absenteeism, including its campaign to raise awareness of the issue. The webinar also explores the role of 21st CCLCs in supporting student attendance and offers resources your program can use to increase both school-day and afterschool attendance.