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New Hampshire Parents Could Face Criminal Charges For Kids Playing Hooky

Posted 11.29.2012 | Education

When students play hooky in Rochester, N.H., their parents could be the ones getting a tarnished permanent record. Rochester police have announced ...

San Francisco Students Playing Hooky For Giants Parade Cost Schools Nearly $160,000

Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

San Francisco schools are paying a hefty price for last week's Giants World Series parade. Among the tens of thousands who showed up to honor the W...

City Places Locator Chips In Student Uniforms To Combat Truancy

AP | STAN LEHMAN | Posted 03.24.2012 | Latino Voices

SAO PAULO -- Grade-school students in a northeastern Brazilian city are using uniforms embedded with locator chips that help alert parents if they're ...

Report: Bullying Not Direct Cause Of Truancy, Schools Can Support Victims

Posted 02.16.2012 | Education

School bullying does not directly cause more students to skip school, but challenges to the underlying social and emotional complexities exist, new re...