DNAinfo: App Helps Track Truancy in Harlem Classrooms

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DNAinfo highlights how Kinvolved helps boost attendance rates in Harlem classrooms and in at-risk and low-performing districts.

“This is about meeting parents where they are in the 21st Century,” P.S. 125 Principal Reginald Higgins told DNAinfo New York. “Parents are overwhelmed with phone calls and emails, so Kinvolved is very easy with text messaging.”

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New York Times: An App Helps Teachers Track Student Attendance

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New York Times

The New York Times showcases how Harlem’s Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts uses Kinvolved to increase communication with students’ families as a means of tackling frequent absences and tardiness.

“This one, you used to hardly ever see,” said Wadleigh science teacher Etta Covington, indicating a ninth grader perched behind a lab table, pencil and notebook at the ready. “Now she is one of the first in class in the morning.”

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