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Baltimore’s New Era Academy will celebrate big boosts in student attendance, next Wednesday, April 24 th. New Era Academy, located in Baltimore city, is one of just five middle and high schools recognized in the Get Schooled Foundation’s National Attendance Challenge for attendance gains.
The Get Schooled Attendance Challenge engaged more than 200 middle and high schools around the country in a campaign to improve student attendance. The challenge focused on attendance as a critical metric in school and student performance because it is one of the best predictors of high school graduation rates and college readiness.
The academy boosted their attendance by 3.5% over the course of the challenge, a significant feat given Baltimore’s chronic absenteeism rate that sits at 27%.
Hip hop artist Diggy Simmons, the son of “Rev. Run” Simmons of Run DMC will visit the school to celebrate their achievements. Diggy Simmons will serve as the celebrity principal for a day, connecting with students in their classrooms and host a school-wide assembly as part of the celebration of the students’ achievements.
The school wide assembly is set to begin at 10:45am, April 24 th 2013 at the New Era Academy located at 2700 Seaman Avenue Baltimore, MD.
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