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.
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.
August 04, 2014
A state task force studies potential solutions for Chicago's chronic truancy issues.
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.
September 13, 2013
San Antonio will revamp the way it deals with truants, emphasizing one-on-one family interventions instead of just enforcement.
June 14, 2013
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
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.