ERIC Number: EJ935432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May-1
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Battling Truancy for School Safety
Fiel, Patrick, Sr.
American School & University, v83 n9 p29-30 May 2011
Since the first schoolhouse was built and students came through the doors, educators have had to figure out ways to get them there on time and keep them coming back. Truancy and its sibling, tardiness, have many detrimental campus impacts that tax classroom planning and school budgets. Education is compulsory for all children in the United States. If students fall within the required age range and their absence is not excused, they are considered truant. Schools across the nation continue to experiment with ways to get kids to and keep them in class. This article describes several methods that schools can use--including technology--to keep kids coming to school.
Descriptors: Truancy, Student Motivation, Attendance Patterns, Technology Integration, Geographic Information Systems, Intervention, Safety
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