Absenteeism

Mayor Michael Bloomberg discusses new anti-truancy initiatives - May 10, 2012 (credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

New York City Launches Massive Anti-Truancy Campaign

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that kids who miss school are likely to face problems later in life, and so the city is spending millions to keep them in classrooms.

05/11/2012

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NY Study Says Punishment Doesn’t Solve Absenteeism

In New York City, “chronic absenteeism” — when a student misses at least 20 of the 180 days in a school year — afflicts 40 percent of high school students and educators currently refer cases to social services for neglect.

11/27/2010