Category Archives: Absenteeism

Ticketing for truancy?

Here’s a different approach to combating truancy: ticketing students who are caught out of school. The Los Angeles Times ran a story (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/10/students-teachers-at-las-roosevelt-high-protest-truancy-ticketing-policy.html) last week about how students and teachers at L.A.’s Roosevelt High School protested the policy of issuing … Continue reading

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Chronic Student Absenteeism

An article (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/17/AR2010101702366.html?nav=mbot) in the Washington Post examines the problem of absenteeism in public schools. When I saw the headline (“Pr. George’s school officials, advocates tackle chronic absenteeism”), I assumed that the article would cover truancy in high schools – … Continue reading

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