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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.

January 07, 2015

Albuquerque Plans 'Truancy Blitz' to Curb Absenteeism in the District

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

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."

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