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 20, 2015
It's hard to teach kids to treat their peers with kindness when they see such a lack of empathy in adults. Plus, links on pre-k attendance, gender nonconformity and school dress codes, and more.
March 05, 2015
Sending students to court for missing school is counterproductive and overly punitive, an advocacy group says.
January 27, 2015
The school system's early-childhood office requested research on preschool attendance, and found many of its most needy children are missing a substantial part of the school year.
January 07, 2015
The three-day blitz planned for later this month will engage the community and businesses in devising solutions and new intervention strategies. About 8 percent of Albuquerque's elementary school students have 10 or more unexcused absences in a year.
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 21, 2014
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.