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E3 Alliance Food for Thought: The Central Texas Attendance Challenge
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)
E3 Alliance July Food for Thought
The Central Texas Attendance Challenge: Leading the State in Chronic Absences
Learn how you can get involved in a Fall Attendance Campaign targeting Central Texas middle and high school students
For students to learn, we first have to get them to school. Unfortunately, school attendance is a major issue in Central Texas, especially in high school. On average, high school students are missing more than two weeks of school, and seniors miss nearly three weeks in our area! Even worse, Central Texas students are absent more than the Texas average! In this Food For Thought we will address issues with attendance at all grade levels and across different student populations.
We’ll share alarming data on student outcomes in Central Texas associated with poor attendance and the impact of absences on Central Texas school funding. We’ll also preview a Fall Attendance Challenge Campaign set to kick-off this fall.
The Food For Thought Luncheons are great opportunities to meet, network with, and gain insight from other education professionals in the Central Texas region. Following our presentation, we invite your questions and comments for an interactive discussion. If you’re a Central Texas middle or high school educator, business leader or education funder, you won’t want to miss this important event. Thousands of students are academically at risk because of extended absences. We’ll also show you how to get involved in a cutting-edge campaign to help get students back in the classroom and generate millions of dollars to help our schools.
This program is an informal brown-bag discussion. So bring your lunch, or order a lunch from us ahead of time!
When & Where
KLRU and E3 Alliance
KLRU, our local PBS affiliate, recognizes the opportunity to enhance learning opportunities for children in our community by creating "smart screen time" opportunities, especially in summer months when we know that exposure to television and technology devices increases for children. Through the power of television, KLRU seeks to provide targeted learning opportunities for their audience.
E3 Alliance, is a regional, data-driven, education collaborative. We are leading the effort to build the strongest educational pipeline in the country to drive economic prosperity for Central Texas. We do this by using objective data and focused community collaboration to align our education systems so that all students can succeed. Together with the Central Texas community, we have created The Blueprint for Educational Change, our region’s strategic plan to build the strongest educational pipeline in the country.