Educator Resources

A wide selection of resources is available to help educators be better partners in the fight against truancy.

This webpage contains information to resources available on the internet.

You can also look for news about what is happening with the A-Squad and its partners in their efforts to reduce chronic absenteeism at COSP News and find upcoming events on the COSP Calendar.

Show Up! A message about attendance from Lavelle Hawkins

This video provides a positive message about attendance from Lavelle Hawkins, former professional football player and current football coach at Edison High School (Stockton Unified School District) talks about the importance of showing up. Please feel free to share with your school community.

Resources

Attendance Works
Attendance Works is an action research project, moving vertically from local environments to national policy-making. Working in over two-dozen school districts, 32 states and in collaboration with 70 national organizations, Attendance Works uses continuous quality improvement to evaluate gaps in knowledge and capacity building. Constant assessment of interventions leads to updated and new tools and approaches in reducing chronic absence.

National Dropout Prevention Center
The mission of the National Dropout Prevention Center is to increase graduation rates through research and evidence-based solutions.

Juvenile Court, Community, and Alternative School Administrators of California (JCCASAC)
Under the direction of the county superintendents, the Juvenile Court, Community, and Alternative School Administrators of California (JCCASAC) is dedicated to preparing students who are enrolled in county alternative education programs to become self-sufficient adults who lead healthy lifestyles, and are competent, caring, and academically prepared for their futures.

California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance
The California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance organization dates back to the 1950s.