Do criminal penalties for truancy help boost attendance or prevent dropouts? Policy debates have included the same concerns for decades.
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April 02, 2015
April 01, 2015
A preliminary review by the Justice Department revealed that Dallas County prosecuted approximately 20,000 failure to attend school cases in 2014.
March 05, 2015
Sending students to court for missing school is counterproductive and overly punitive, an advocacy group says.
September 02, 2014
A study by Attendance Works tracks the effects of absences on NAEP scores at a state-by-state level.
August 18, 2014
As unrest continues in the St. Louis suburb, three of four public school districts in the area, citing concern for students' and families' safety, decided to keep their doors closed to students on Monday.
July 28, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights issued guidance about schools' treatment of pregnant students in 2013.
January 06, 2014
Chicago schools find themselves closed for another weather-related difficulty, but it's just one more woe for a district continually struggling with attendance.
December 26, 2013
A Kentucky task force has recommended changes to the state's justice system that could reduce youth incarceration rates in part by limiting court involvement for offenses like truancy.
December 11, 2013
A national study found few states have investigated whether decisions to raise compulsory school attendance ages actually reduced dropout rates. The study recommends a careful review of the effects as Maryland raises its attendance age in two phases.
December 03, 2013
A report examining U.S. PISA scores includes student survey data on school climate, truancy and discipline.