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New York City Finds Success in Cutting Chronic Absenteeism in School

Mentors, wake-up calls to students, incentives and weekly “student success” meetings led by principals, helped New York City significantly cut chronic absenteeism in schools, according to a new report by the Everyone Graduates Center at The Johns Hopkins University School of Education.

Johns Hopkins education researcher Robert Balfanz receives White House honor

Robert Balfanz, a senior research scientist at The Johns Hopkins University, is among 10 education leaders named White House “Champions of Change” for their commitment to furthering education among African Americans.

Your child shows up for middle school, but what about his classmates?

How often do your child’s classmates go to school? Whether fellow students show up for class matters more than you think, especially if your son or daughter is in middle school, according to Robert Balfanz, a research professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Education.

Media Advisory: 2010 National Talent Development Conference

More than 150 middle and high school educators from across the country will gather at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Monday and Tuesday, July 26 and 27, for the 2010 Talent Development National Conference. The biennial conference is sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University’s Talent Development program, which seeks to keep all students on the path to high school graduation and beyond using sound research, a college preparatory curriculum for all students, and extensive professional development for faculty and staff.

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