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Woman jailed for children's chronic school truancy
Her case amounted to criminal child neglect, a prosecutor said.
Jun 24, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

School Official Targets Special Needs Homeschool
After her granddaughters endured trauma at public school, this grandmother decided she could do better educating them at home. Then she found herself in…
Jun 18, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Bentonville School District offers plan to crack down on absences
Teachers and other staff members in grades seven through 12 would be limited to 13 absences per year for professional development and school business…
Jun 04, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

More than 1000 teachers, staff don't show up to Metro Schools on Friday
Parents are picking some of their students up from McGavock High School as they say its turned into an "organized recess" with 125 teacher absences.
May 03, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Poway parents feel schools are harassing them over truancy
Some Poway Unified parents are saying they are being harassed by school officials for keeping their sick children at home. Many say the absence policy is…
May 03, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

School district says students won’t be excused for climate change strike
CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County School District issued an announcement on Thursday, April 25 saying that they are aware of a climate change strike.
Apr 25, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

School officials worry about low attendance numbers and tardiness
After doing research, Bay High School Principal Billy May found 72705 unexcused class absences this year; three times more than excused absences.
Apr 11, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Grand jury: Newburgh school staff tampered with grades, altered athletes attendance records
GOSHEN - A grand jury that investigated student attendance, athletics eligibility and the credit-recovery APEX program at the Newburgh school district has found…
Apr 04, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

For SC 5th grader Raniya Wright's funeral, Forest Hill Elementary will excuse absences
Students who wish to attend the memorial services for fifth-grader Raniya Wright will have their absences excused, according to a news release from the…
Apr 02, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

On Fox News, student accuses Holmdel of bias against Trump; school says it OK'd White House visit
A Holmdel High School junior, who was made famous earlier this year for accusing the school of discrimination because of his public admiration of President…
Mar 23, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Guest column by Nancy Hu Penn must recognize athletics as an excuse for absences
"Leges sine moribus vanae" — the motto of our University. Roughly translated from Latin, it means “laws without morals are useless.” Why, then, are class…
Mar 21, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Chronic Absenteeism a Major Problem in U.S. Schools
More than 15 percent of students are missing almost a month of school. Districts don't know how to address the issue.
Mar 15, 2019 21:24 UTC Read More

Montgomery Students Join DC Rally for Tighter Gun Laws
WASHINGTON — Several thousand of high school students – including hundreds from Montgomery County – rallied outside the White House Thursday morning…
Mar 14, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Revised student attendance policy proposed for Saugus Public Schools
A revised attendance policy under consideration would impose more penalties for students who incur tardies at Saugus High School and Belmonte Middle…
Feb 20, 2019 07:59 UTC Read More

Widespread Flu In Mooresville Schools Prompts Decision On Absence
Flu In Schools Prompts Decision On Absences: MGSD - Mooresville, NC - School officials announced a decision regarding absences as the flu is widespread…
Feb 08, 2019 07:59 UTC Read More

What happens if students don't go to school during the LAUSD strike? Your questions answered
Los Angeles teachers have gone on strike for the first time in 30 years to demand smaller class sizes, more support staff at schools and better pay. Do you have…
Jan 15, 2019 08:00 UTC Read More

Hartford schools to fight chronic absenteeism with new partnership
School leaders in Hartford are partnering with a national group to take another run at a pervasive and inimical problem: chronic absenteeism in the district.
Dec 17, 2018 07:59 UTC Read More

Oklahoma student arrested for too many school absences
A junior high student in Oklahoma was put in handcuffs and taken to an intervention center because the school believed he had missed too many days of class.
Dec 15, 2018 07:59 UTC Read More

Is taking my kids out of school for vacation that bad?
Care and Feeding is Slate's parenting advice column. In addition to our traditional advice, every Thursday we feature an assortment of teachers from across the…
Nov 22, 2018 07:59 UTC Read More

Opinion: Professors should loosen their excused absence policies
There are additional circumstances, out of a student's control, that should count as excused absences.
Nov 20, 2018 08:00 UTC Read More

Taking your kid out of school for vacation? Manhattan Beach asks parents to cough up cash it loses for every absence
By Laura Fay, LA School Report. What's the value of one day of school? While the learning and development that happen for each child may be priceless,…
Oct 29, 2018 07:00 UTC Read More

With More Students Missing Days For Anxiety, Rutherford County Schools Try To Help
Rutherford County Schools are trying to confront a rise in student anxiety. They've organized a seminar Thursday night for parents, and counseling.
Oct 24, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More

Illinois Parents Risk Jail Time For Allowing Kids To Miss School
Did you know any parent of a student in Illinois could go face jail time for knowingly letting a child (ages 6-17) to be absent without a valid reason?
Oct 11, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More


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