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ERIC Number: ED544337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov-8
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Truancy Rates and Truancy Reduction in the District of Columbia. Testimony before the Committee of the Whole and the Committee of the Judiciary of the Council of the District of Columbia
Liberman, Akiva
Urban Institute
High rates of truancy at some DC schools are receiving considerable attention. The Family Court cannot realistically be a primary response to the chronic truancy of thousands of chronically truant high-school students, Senior Fellow Akiva Liberman of the Justice Policy Center told the City Council. Liberman commented that family-based interventions for 9th graders may be necessary but insufficient to reduce truancy without simultaneously improving the attendance norms at high-truancy schools. Reducing absenteeism before high school may be the most effective way to reduce high school truancy.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 8; Grade 9
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Institute
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia