truancy

LAUSD's Anti-Truancy Ticketing Down, But Racial Disparities Up

The significant improvements have come with troubling new developments.

Why Los Angeles Police Can't Ticket Students on Their Way to School

Observers say that black and Latino students were ticketed most often. Now, advocates are searching for policies that actually work.

LAPD Won't Ticket Tardy Students on Their Way to School Anymore

It used to be that getting caught out in the streets could land a Los Angeles schoolkid a $240 ticket for supposed truancy.

Pennsylvania Parents Sue School District Over Exorbitant Truancy Fines

Residents in the town of Lebanon rail against what the district’s ” truancy punishment machine.”

New Calif. Truancy Law Goes Into Effect

Parents could face expensive fines and jail time if kids miss school.

Report: New York's Truancy Policies That Punish Parents Don't Work

Schools should spend their resources on better data collection and proactively supportive, instead of punitive, outreach.

California Parents Could Get Jail Time if Kids Miss School

Critics argue black and brown families will be hit hardest.