Did you know that September is Attendance Awareness Month? As we all know, school attendance is vital to academic success. However, chronic absences can drag down standardized test scores and thwart school improvement efforts. Dropouts are less likely to succeed in a career and even those who do graduate won’t do well at work without good attendance habits. America’s Promise is promoting this national effort. For more information, visit their website at http://www.attendanceworks.org.