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  • n  failure to attend (especially school)

  • While results of the program aren't yet in, attendance of AVID students is 90% a promising sign in a school where chronic truancy has been a problem.
  • According to Crosnoe, children often internalize this negative social feedback whether real or perceived which can lead to alcohol and drug use, failure in school, truancy .
  • The reason for their truancy, however, is fear: "The kids are scared," says Dilek Turan, a psychology student who volunteers in Sulukule.
News & Articles

  • Truancy program has 73% success rate
    Kurt Singleton, a home-school visitor or truant officer, for Reading High School is on the front lines of the battle against truancy. A new weapon in the battle - the 30-Day Watch program - was launched during the 2012-13 school year and has had remarkable results.
    June 22, 2013 - Reading Eagle
  • Senator says Perry vetoed his bill by mistake
    When Gov. Rick Perry vetoed a change in state truancy law last Friday, he inadvertently killed the wrong bill, the Senate author of the failed measure said Thursday.
    June 20, 2013 - Austin American-Statesman
  • More Texas students being prosecuted for truancy
    Texas - Hundreds of thousands of students across Texas are being prosecuted for truancy.
    June 19, 2013 - KFDA-TV Amarillo

  • Michael Gove in Guardian Unlimited
    The shadow children's secretary, Michael Gove, said: "Truancy is at a record high and is increasing every year. There are now twice as many school days missed as the government promised 10 years ago. Ministers have completely failed to get a grip of...
  • Rod Welford in Melbourne Herald Sun
    If the parents had poor school outcomes or experiences, this can lead to a cycle of poor school performance with their children struggling at school and becoming disengaged from learning, leading to misbehaviour and truancy,Mr Welford said....
  • Jack Layton in
    Such a massive truancy is really something that should cause a lot of voters to wonder what's going on,said NDP Leader Jack Layton Wednesday.

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