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Attendance key to school success

Students and local leaders spoke on the importance of attending school during the Attendance Awareness Month Kickoff Friday at the River’s Edge Pavilion at Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park in Council Bluffs.

The event was part of an attendance awareness campaign coordinated by United Way of the Midlands and the School Based Attendance Coalition.

Nationally, there is growing recognition of the “connection between attendance and academic achievement,” said Shawna Forsberg, president and CEO of UWM.

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