Does reading help beat summer slide?

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Does reading help beat summer slide?

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Partnership promotes STEM research

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Student Ambassador opportunity at SAC

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September Marks SA Kids Attend To Win in 2014

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September Marks SA Kids Attend To Win in 2014

San Antonio- As part of the National Attendance Month kickoff in San Antonio, the P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County will launch its 2nd Annual “SA Kids Attend To Win” initiative at PRE-K 4 SA School, 5230 Eisenhauer Road San Antonio Texas, 78218 on Tuesday, September 9 at 9:00 a.m. The “SA Kids Attend To […]

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  • September Marks SA Kids Attend To Win in 2014

    San Antonio- As part of the National Attendance Month kickoff in San Antonio, the P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County will launch its 2nd Annual “SA Kids Attend To Win” initiative at PRE-K 4 SA School, 5230 Eisenhauer Road San Antonio Texas, 78218 on Tuesday, September 9 at 9:00 a.m.

    The “SA Kids Attend To Win” initiative is a year-round, citywide public education campaign designed to raise awareness about the importance of school attendance. Coordinated by the P16Plus Council, “SA Kids Attend To Win” has seen great success in San Antonio. In 2013, the initiative was implemented in 33 area public schools resulting in a 35% increase in attendance rates in San Antonio.

    “Collectively we impacted over 14,000 students, monitored 5,000 chronically absent students, and successfully moved nearly 1,800 students towards a path of academic success by getting them to come to school regularly,” stated Judy McCormick, Executive Director of the P16Plus Council. “This is something we have been able to accomplish together, and is something to celebrate!”

    Statistics have shown that students who are chronically absent from school struggle to learn basic education fundamentals impacting kindergarten readiness, 3rd grade reading, college and career readiness, and contributing to low high school graduation rates. Through this campaign, the P16Plus Council will continue communicating to parents and students the importance of regular school attendance from Pre-K through 12th grade.

    “The SA Kids Attend To Win initiative is an essential piece to our collective efforts to improve education in this community,” said Dr. Sylvester Perez, Superintendent of the San Antonio Independent School District. “We know that students who are chronically absent are less likely to read on grade level and are less likely to graduate from high school. So, we support a collaborative approach to improving educational for all of Bexar County.”

    In the 2014 school year, P16Plus intends to work with more schools and nonprofit organizations to focus on chronic non-attending students (those missing 10% or more of expected school days through excused or unexcused absences).

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