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The importance of school connections

May 8, 2013
Inside Education — Matt Tullis

Students who are connected to their school achieve at high levels, have low rates of absenteeism, have a decreased risk of engaging in substance abuse, prolong sexual initiation and tend not to engage in a variety of risk behaviors. The Marshalltown Community School District understands the importance of what is referred to as school connectedness. By taking an active role in creating conditions for a connection to school, staff supports the promotion of student achievement and keeps students safe and healthy. There are many factors that help generate a feeling of connectedness.



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