New D.C. Anti-Truancy Program Claims Significant ProgressOrganizers of D.C.'s $2.5 million "Show Up, Stand Out" anti-truancy initiative say the program is getting results.
DC Council to Take Up Truancy BillThe D.C. Council is taking up a bill that seeks to make parents more accountable for children who miss too much school.
DC Council Advances Bill For Parent Prosecution After School AbsencesA bill cracking down on parents of children who miss too much school is headed to the full D.C. Council for a vote.
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.