Back To School Time
September 8, 2016

Welcome back to school! As the school bell rings, it’s time to think about how to keep your kids coming to school every day for the entire school year.

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A Success Story: Latonya
July 20, 2016

My name is Latonya. I have four children – a 21-year old son and three daughters aged 18, 7 and 2. Last year was a very hard year for my family. I was out of work, and we were homeless. Not knowing where you’re going to be staying each night makes everything more difficult. Constantly […]

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10 Tricks and Tips for Helping Your Kids Get to School
July 14, 2016

We understand that it can be very hard to get your kids to school every day but your child deserves a great education. Check out these 10 tips that can help you and your kids: Stick to a routine. Make a plan for the morning to get yourself to work and your kids to school […]

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A Troubling Statistic About Absences
July 1, 2016

During the 2013-2014 school year in D.C, 56 percent of students were chronically truant after accumulating more than 10 unexcused absences. This statistic is troubling because when students do not attend school on a daily basis, it not only hurts them but their other classmates. Teachers have to repeat what they have already taught which […]

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A Success Story: Esperanza
June 18, 2016

SUSO along with the help of our Community Based Organizations have many success stories as a result of the program. Getting kids to school is just one part of the equation. Read Esperanza’s true story about the guidance she received through Show Up, Stand Out : Esperanza Martinez* is a single mom with two children, […]

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Tardies at all D.C. schools would not count as absences under proposed law
Washington Post
January 5, 2016

The rules are truancy are always changing. A proposed bill wants to make it so that tardies are not counted as absences for students.

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D.C. Expande programa para reducir la ausencia estudiantil
October 23, 2015

Escuelas públias de la capital expanden programa “Show up Stand Out”.

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Show Up, Stand Out
September 9, 2014

“It’s difficult to know if you can get your child to school the next day, if you don’t know where you’ll be sleeping that night,” says Kimberly, 26, a single mother of two.

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Truancy prevention program helping DC kids stay in school
Attendance Works
September 18, 2015
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Obama Launches New Initiative to Combat Chronic Absenteeism
NBC News
October 7, 2015

As part of Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, the administration is now launching a program to help combat chronic truancy in schools across the nation – aiming for a 10 percent decrease each year.

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