Members and stakeholders working together to campaign, connect, and convene with experts and supporters to dramatically improve student attendance.
Stay in the Game! Network was designed so that…
Every student feels seen, supported and valued in school and is enriched by the experience of attending.
Every family feels a sense of partnership with their school and district.
Every school has the knowledge, evidence-based resources, and best practices needed to remove non-academic barriers to attendance.
Our Guiding Principles
The Network, including its three founding partners, collaborators, and local-level members, is driven by the following guiding principles
Public awareness is foundational
That’s why state-level partners and local-level members commit to raising public awareness and engaging community members on the importance of consistent school attendance and engagement.
Data drives decisions
The Network supports districts and schools to use data to better understand successes and opportunities, identify solutions and continuously improve.
Family and student engagement matters
District, school, teacher, and staff input is essential
Each education partner has unique insight, and each should be involved in developing and implementing the solutions. The Network’s state-level partners are committed to supporting Network partners.
Community partnerships amplify the work
Strategic partnerships strengthen local efforts by building awareness, providing access to supports and resources, and removing deep-seated barriers to student attendance.