truancy

Bloomy fights truancy, launches $9M ad campaign
Bloomy fights truancy, launches $9M ad campaign
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 5/15/2012 at 1:29PM

Missing just two days of school per month may not seem serious, but it presents a major obstacle to a high school diploma. Seventy five percent of chronically absent sixth graders — defined as missing 20 or more days of school, or two per month — fail to graduate high school, said Mayor Michael Bloomberg [...]

Mayor Michael Bloomberg launches campaign fighting chronic absenteeism
Mayor Michael Bloomberg launches campaign fighting chronic absenteeism
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 5/10/2012 at 3:46PM

Missing just two days of school per month may not seem serious, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today that it presents a major obstacle to a high school diploma. Seventy five percent of chronically absent sixth graders — defined as missing 20 or more days of school, or two per month —fail to graduate high [...]