To eliminate chronic student absenteeism in this country, the My Brother’s Keeper Success Mentors Initiative, ten initial participant cities and an Ad Council campaign, will seek to engage parents on this issue to drive student success. Particularly important for higher risk populations, reaching and engaging families must be strategic, collaborative, and culturally responsive.
In this initiative and other efforts to reform schools and utilize transformative data-informed practices to improve overall student academic performance, engaging families must be viewed as a standard, necessary component.
We seem to be coming around to the most comprehensive and broader framework in the design of education programs, practices and policies. Good work, White House! Nice start, too!