School districts endeavoring to increase attendance rates are moving away from punitive approaches in favor of prevention and problem-solving strategies, attendance experts said in a recent webinar hosted by Attendance Works. 

Some of those newer strategies include analyzing data to better target interventions, adjusting truancy policies and building strong parent-school relationships with current families and even brand new parents, said webinar participants. The Wednesday webinar was part of a series of sessions to raise attendance awareness as the 2023-24 school year gets underway. 

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