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January 21, 2014

Oklahoma Redefines 'Full Time' Students to Allow for Several Missed Weeks

The state's department of education is creating a rule that will make teachers accountable for students who might be absent for the first several weeks of the school year.

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.

December 26, 2013

Kentucky Panel's Proposals Could Take Truancy Offenses Out of Courts

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

Raising Compulsory Attendance Age Needs Further Study, Report Says

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

Could Changes in School Culture Make U.S. Schools More Competitive?

A report examining U.S. PISA scores includes student survey data on school climate, truancy and discipline.

November 20, 2013

N.Y.C.'s Efforts to Reduce Absences Also Boosted Grades, Study Finds

A new study by the Everyone Graduates Center at the Johns Hopkins University school of education found getting New York City's chronically absent students back in the classroom helped boost their academic achievement.

October 24, 2013

From Schooling to Learning in India: How Can We Take Everyone Along?

Rukmini Banerji and Madhav Chavan offer a compelling case for the use of literacy and numeracy assessments as tools to understand progress and gaps in student learning in India.

September 13, 2013

San Antonio Rolls Out New Attendance Initiative

San Antonio will revamp the way it deals with truants, emphasizing one-on-one family interventions instead of just enforcement.

June 13, 2013

Complaint: Truancy Policies in Dallas, Area Districts, Violate Civil Rights

The districts, which serve about 300,000 students, require federal intervention to close off one branch of the school-to-prison pipeline, the groups say.

June 12, 2013

Complaint: Truancy Policies in Dallas, Area Districts, Violate Civil Rights

The districts, which serve about 300,000 students, require federal intervention to close off one branch of the school-to-prison pipeline, the groups say.

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