FutureEd Event (Past)

Webinar: Closing the Student Attendance Gap

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A new FutureEd report on attendance trends suggests that student absenteeism during the pandemic has been far greater during than previously reported, especially among younger children and disadvantaged students. Left unchecked, this level of absenteeism threatens to undermine derail efforts to help students make up for lost instructional time post-pandemic. Watch our June 8 webinar, during which national experts discussed the absenteeism crisis, its consequences, and strategies for using federal Covid relief aid to address it.

Moderated by FutureEd Director Thomas Toch, the panel included:

  • Emily Bailard, CEO, EveryDay Labs
  • Hedy Chang, executive director, Attendance Works
  • Phyllis Jordan, report author and editorial director, FutureEd
  • Charlene Russell-Tucker, acting commissioner, Connecticut State Department of Education