Texting to Improve Attendance

Schools need cost-effective strategies to improve student attendance. New research shows text messages from schools (and specifically teachers) to families can improve student attendance rates. Almost 4 million elementary school students were chronically absent during the 2015–2016 school year. This means they missed 10 percent or more of school days. Missing this much school is linked with lower reading and math achievement, higher absenteeism in middle and high school, and greater risk of dropping out of high school, using drugs and alcohol. This report shows two approaches to basic messaging that are effective at reducing chronic absence and one approach to intensified messaging that was better than the other for certain students.

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Ohio Parents and Caregivers -- Click Here to Apply to be on our Advisory Council in 2021 -- Applications Due November 26, 2020

We are now recruiting Ohio parents and caregivers of Ohio children from birth to grade 12 to be members of our advisory council beginning in January 2021!

Click here to download the English version of the application and share with families in your community.

Click here to download the Spanish version of the application and share with families in your community.

Applications are due by November 26, 2020, and can be emailed as an attachment to OhioSFEC@osu.edu.

To read more about the work of the council, visit our state advisory council web page.

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