Bright Spot: Oscar Hamilton Elementary Focuses on Education of Teachers and Parents as First Step
During the 2017-2018 school year, Oscar Hamilton Elementary in Foreman, Ark. developed strategies to incentivize students to attend school and also to educate parents and teachers about the importance of attending every day.
Bright Spot: Jones Elementary Exceeds Goal in Reducing Chronic Absence
Jones Elementary set out to decrease chronic absence rates from 10.5 percent to 8 percent from 2016-17 to 2017-18 school years. With a series of universal and targeted strategies, the school exceeded its goal and achieved a 6.4 percent chronic absence rate!