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Posts tagged as “absenteeism”

Detroit schools superintendent on engaging absent students in remote learning

Catherine Nouhan, Michigan Radio |

Michigan’s public schools have moved online, following orders from the state Department of Health and Human Services. Nobody wanted to conduct a school year like this, least of all Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD). 

Write Less to Say More — How Schools Can Communicate More Effectively With Families

The 74 Million |

Authors: Carly Robinson is a postdoctoral research associate at Brown University’s Annenberg Institute for School Reform. Todd Rogers is a professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Robinson & Rogers’ research examines the psychology of effective school-to-parent communication. Schools’ messages reach more families when they are mindful of parents’ limited time and attention.

So, use fewer words and cut nonessential content.

Their conclusions are based on research the two conducted on reducing student absenteeism with specific types of communication to parents. Take a look at “Reducing Student Absenteeism in the Early Grades by Targeting Parental Beliefs” – American Education Research Journal.

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