NYPD Begins Weeklong Truancy Crackdown On Staten IslandPolice started conducting truancy sweeps across the borough Monday, and will continue all week. They'll be especially vigilant on Thursday.
Bloomberg Steps Up Efforts To Combat TruancyThe city has created an Engagement Center, located at the Police Athletic League building in West Harlem, that will help battle truancy by offering students a number of services including tutoring and mental health counseling.
New York City Launches Massive Anti-Truancy CampaignMayor 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.

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