Improving Chronic Absenteeism: An Invitation to Well-being and Learning

75-min | In-Person
Focus Areas: COVID response and acceleration of student learning; Data and Measurement; Equity, Diversity, and Belonging; Improvement Capability; Student Attainment; Student and staff social emotional wellbeing; System Transformation Toward Continuous Improvement

In this session, staff from UCLA Community School, a k-12 public school, will share their journey and their learnings in using Improvement Science principles to improve chronic absenteeism. They will share how engaging stakeholders who do not historically have a voice in decision-making like the office staff and the supervision aides accelerated organizational change leading to positive student impact. They will also present their learnings and nuanced understanding of why chronic absenteeism continues to exist in schools and what policy makers can do to address these barriers at a state, city, and district levels.


Rebekah Kang, Assistant Principal, UCLA Community School
Queena Kim, Principal, UCLA Community School
Jasmine Munoz, Academic Counselor, UCLA Community School