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Curbing Truancy

Keeping students in the classroom

September 18, 2012
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

One of the most critical needs facing public education reformers in West Virginia can be viewed not in classrooms but out on the streets, on couches in front of television sets and in scores of other places where children playing hooky hang out while they should be in school. Truancy, often excused or even enabled by parents, has become such a problem the state Supreme Court and many circuit judges and magistrates have become involved in trying to curb it.



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