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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April 04, 2013
In part driven by a federal grant program, more states are measuring schools' nonacademic attributes, including school climate and students' health.
April 03, 2013
Parents and community groups join forces in Providence, R.I., to reduce chronic absenteeism; 32 percent of students missed at least a month of school in 2011.
March 25, 2013
A new PBS documentary explores a year in the life of a traditional public school in Washington, D.C.
March 21, 2013
A new report on school start times shows homeschooled students match best with researcher recommendations. That's in no small part because of the short commute.
March 06, 2013
The three leaders are working on the national, city, and school level to improve students' experiences at school—and to get them there in the first place.
March 05, 2013
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."
January 24, 2013
Asthma has been linked to higher rates of school absenteeism, and from there to lower grades and test scores, although it may not be the sole reason behind low student achievement.
January 10, 2013
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.
January 04, 2013
The Austin school district is finding early success with a new anti-truancy program that tracks students with GPS, but only after gaining consent from those students and their parents.