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How schools are tackling truancy

from District Administration Magazine

District leaders across the country are broadening and personalizing their approaches to attendance because the old way of sending truants and their families to court often fails to bring students back to school. "It's important to get to the root of why students aren't coming to school and be able to align the solution with the problem," says Gerry House, president of the Institute for Student Achievement and a former superintendent. "If you take the punitive approach, more than likely you're not going to see any improvement in the attendance." more

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