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Anti-Truancy Intervention Bootcamp – RePowerUp!


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Fighting truancy in Chicago schools: A score card on strategies

Filed under: truancy intervention

Chicago school officials have tried but largely abandoned various strategies for combating truancy in grades K-8 during the past two decades, while collecting little if any data on whether the programs were effective or why some failed. A few programs …
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Report: Truancy a growing problem in county

Filed under: truancy intervention

The 265 truants, who entered the DeKalb County Truancy Intervention Program (DCTIP) after nine unexcused absences, would now be considered chronic truants under the new guidelines. A student becomes truant after five unexcused absences under the …
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Students in Rockford schools truant, but not really as chronic

Filed under: truancy intervention

The change in the way district leaders tally truancy means school leaders can better target intervention services. Data look worse. Other districts' chronic truancy rates jumped. In Peoria, for example, the proportion of chronically truant students …
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