Wall, P. (2019, June 11). After attendance push in Newark, early data show fewer absences. Retrieved July 1, 2019.

A New Jersey school district that has long struggled with chronic absenteeism — and has been under control of the state school board — is seeing gains after implementing various tactics, including its “Give me Five” campaign. The program, started by Superintendent Roger Leon, involves having each district employee call families of five students to encourage them to attend the first day of school.

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