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Utah Schools Aim to Decrease Chronic Absenteeism

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This 19-minute video from REL West first describes the prevalence, causes, and academic consequences of chronic absenteeism in grades K-12 in Utah and across the nation. It then addresses promising strategies for reducing chronic absence, highlighting three schools in Utah that have built schoolwide cultures of good attendance, used data to identify students missing school to trigger outreach, and personalized outreach to support students.