Bloomberg and others get tour of Truancy Engagement Center at PAL office in Harlem  (credit: Carol D'Auria/1010 WINS)

Bloomberg Steps Up Efforts To Combat Truancy

The 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.


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.