Hedy N. Chang

Hedy N. Chang is the director of Attendance Works, a national and state-level initiative aimed at advancing student success by addressing chronic absence. She has spent over two decades working in the fields of family support, family economic success, education and child development, having previously served as a senior program officer at the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund and as co-director of California Tomorrow, a nonprofit committed to drawing strength from cultural, linguistic, and racial diversity. Chang is the co-author of the seminal report Present, Engaged and Accounted For: The Critical Importance of Addressing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades, as well as numerous other articles about student attendance.