The Economist Highlights GRAD Partnership’s Efforts to Combat Chronic Absenteeism

The Economist recently profiled GRAD Partnership, a partnership organization Carnegie Foundation joined in 2022 to bring the use of evidence-based student success systems from a new practice to a common practice.

Manzano High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico was profiled in the piece for having worked with the GRAD Partnership for Student Success to lower chronic absenteeism by using data-driven strategies to identify students in need and build positive relationships with parents by hosting a resource fair to help families understand and take advantage of federal programs. The approach led to a notable decrease in absenteeism rates, demonstrating the impact of tailored interventions and community-school partnerships.

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