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Call for Submissions: Blog for Education!

Call for Submissions: Blog for Education!

As the school year approaches, United Way is coordinating an Education Action Week (August 19-23) to kick off back-to-school events and activities across communities nationwide. United Way Education Action Week is an effort to rally congressional and public support for education and mobilize action during the congressional recess.

We are asking individuals and organizations to raise awareness and give their perspectives on critical education issues. As part of this effort, we invite you to participate in our blog carnival and submit a blog post about the importance of school attendance and its role in academic achievement.

We invite students, parents, teachers, organizations and caring citizens to give their perspective on this important topic!

School attendance is essential to academic success, but too often students, parents and schools do not realize how quickly absences—excused as well as unexcused—can add up to academic trouble. The good news is that we can fix this problem. This work starts by raising awareness of the issue and mobilizing action to ensure that students are in school every day so they can learn.

A blog carnival is an opportunity to collect viewpoints on a particular topic. Carnival hosts gather posts and feature links to blogs written by participants on their website. Here are the details to get involved in the United Way education blog carnival:


The topic is: How do we turn around student absenteeism and build a culture of attendance in every school?

How to submit a post: Please email your name, email address, and link to your post to unitedwayadvocacy@gmail.com by Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 5:00pm ET.

We will collect and publish links to selected blog posts on September 2, the kick-off of Attendance Awareness Month.

Read the Blog Carnival Participants Guide. For more information, contact unitedwayadvocacy@gmail.com.