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October 07, 2015

Federal Effort Aims to Tackle Chronic Absenteeism; Promote Cooperative Work

Obama administration officials plan to announce new federal efforts to combat chronic absenteeism and to challenge states, districts, and community groups to get involved.

September 01, 2015

Early Patterns of Chronic Absenteeism Threaten Academic Success, Groups Say

While attendance in later grades gets a lot of attention, educators and policy makers should also be concerned about early patterns of chronic absenteeism, two groups say.

June 23, 2015

Advocates Tout L.A. Unified Budget That Restricts Spending on School Police

Advocates of restorative justice announced a victory Tuesday, as the Los Angeles Unified School District announced the reallocation of some school-policing funds toward programs meant to improve school climate.

April 02, 2015

Truancy: Balance Between Prevention, Discipline Has Long Been a Sticky Issue

Do criminal penalties for truancy help boost attendance or prevent dropouts? Policy debates have included the same concerns for decades.

April 01, 2015

Justice Department Will Investigate Dallas-Area Truancy Courts

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

Too Many Texas Students Face Fines, Criminal Records for Truancy, Group Says

Sending students to court for missing school is counterproductive and overly punitive, an advocacy group says.

September 02, 2014

Attendance Affects Achievement: Study Provides State-by-State Look

A study by Attendance Works tracks the effects of absences on NAEP scores at a state-by-state level.

August 18, 2014

Shooting Protests Continue to Affect Schools in St. Louis Area

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

School Discriminated Against Pregnant Student, Complaint Says

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights issued guidance about schools' treatment of pregnant students in 2013.

January 06, 2014

The Polar Vortex Is Just Another Thorn in Chicago's Side

Chicago schools find themselves closed for another weather-related difficulty, but it's just one more woe for a district continually struggling with attendance.

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