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New D.C. Anti-Truancy Program Claims Significant Progress

Organizers of D.C.’s $2.5 million “Show Up, Stand Out” anti-truancy initiative say the program is getting results.


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DC Council to Take Up Truancy Bill

The D.C. Council is taking up a bill that seeks to make parents more accountable for children who miss too much school.


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DC Council Advances Bill For Parent Prosecution After School Absences

A bill cracking down on parents of children who miss too much school is headed to the full D.C. Council for a vote.


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Low Attendance Mirrors Low Test Scores in D.C.

Councilmember David Catania participated in a roundtable discussion Thursday aimed at bringing awareness to soaring truancy rates in the public school system and the alarming effects they have on future success.