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To Solve Attendance Issues, Use Connections Not Suspensions

A recent analysis of data from a dozen states revealed that one in ten school suspensions between 2017-18 to 2021-22 were related to student attendance (for example, missing class). Whether students are truant, absent, or late, suspending students causes them to miss even more class time. With schools across the country facing record high rates of chronic absenteeism, this amounts to attempting to put out a fire with a torch.

Building School Connectedness for Student Success at Tulelake Basin High

Recently, the Rural Schools Collaborative Team, along with GRAD Partnership Intermediary North State Together (NST) had the opportunity to meet members of the leadership team working to improve student success and connectedness at Tulelake Basin High School in Tulelake, CA. Their efforts were led by Tara Wright-Baley, the school counselor and a former graduate of Tulelake herself.

TRIO at Anderson and West Valley High Schools

This spring, the Rural Schools Collaborative Team, along with GRAD Partnership Intermediary North State Together (NST), had the opportunity to meet members of the TRIO leadership team working to build student success and connectedness at Anderson Union School District.

Celebrating Progress and Partnership: Reflecting on the GRAD Partnership’s Student Success System Convening in Denver

This week, as schools across the nation celebrate teachers, we reflect on our most recent gathering of leaders from more than 20 districts that took place in Denver, Colorado. The energizing event put a spotlight on the tireless efforts of our educators and highlighted the transformative strides schools are making in building student support systems nationwide.

Fostering Meaningful Data Conversations to Support Student Success

Student success systems are a way of organizing a school community to better support the academic progress, college and career transitions, and academic well-being of all students. Holistic, real-time, actionable data is one of the four core components of such systems, yet school leaders and teachers can find data access difficult, data manipulation for visualization cumbersome, and facilitating data-based conversations daunting. 

The GRAD Partnership Welcomes Two New Intermediary Partners

Missouri State University’s Center for Rural Education and the Arizona Rural School Association (ARSA) join The University of West Alabama and California’s North State Together as part of the GRAD Partnership’s rural cohort Intermediaries, an initiative led in conjunction with the Rural Schools Collaborative.
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