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August 04, 2014

Illinois Task Force Studies Chicago Absenteeism

A state task force studies potential solutions for Chicago's chronic truancy issues.

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.

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 14, 2013

Does Truancy Warrant Punishment?

If students still don't see the value of the education provided them even after counseling, I don't understand why we force them to attend.

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.

March 05, 2013

NAEP: Student Absenteeism Hampers Test Scores

Background data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress add to the growing pile of evidence that student absenteeism can hamstring a district's performance on the test dubbed the "Nation's Report Card."

March 04, 2013

NAEP Scores Dragged Down By Students Who Missed Past School, Data Show

Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress show wide gaps in performance for students who miss school.

January 10, 2013

Court Allows Transfer of Texas Student Who Won't Use Tracking Chip

A federal judge allowed a school to transfer out a student whose parents objected to her being part of an anti-truancy student-tracking program.

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