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Bloomberg Tweaks Approach to Improve School Attendance

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

With six days to go before the start of school, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is launching one more effort to combat chronic absenteeism before leaving office at the end of the year.

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Schoolbook

Wake-Up Calls Include Reformed Students

Monday, October 29, 2012

With one in five students missing at least 20 days of school per year, the city is continuing it's wake-up call program. The recorded messages, from celebrities and now fellow students, encourage students to get out of bed and get to school.

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Schoolbook

Growing Long Island Cheating Scandal Now Includes ACT

Thursday, November 10, 2011

That cheating scandal on Long Island is now believed to involve as many as 35 students in five high schools, the Nassau County district attorney's office reports. And the cheating accusations do not surround only the SAT, but also the increasingly popular ACT exam.

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Schoolbook

Truant Students Are Heeding Their Wake-Up Calls

Thursday, November 10, 2011

In reviewing the results of the first year of its anti-truancy campaign, the city has found that chronically absent students who had attendance mentors fared better than those who did not. So the city is more than doubling the number of public school students who are assigned mentors this year.

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WNYC News

Mayor Bloomberg: Anti-Truancy Program is Working

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said an anti-truancy program that assigns mentors to chronically truant students is showing results.

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WNYC News

Magic Johnson, Big Boi to Give Kids Wake-Up Calls

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Regular class cutters will be waking up next week to the voices of former NBA superstar Magic Johson, Outkast's rapper Big Boi and performer Trey Songz. And when truants check their e-mail, they may also find messages reminding them to go to school. 

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