Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mayor Bloomberg: Anti-Truancy Program is Working (New York, NY) November 9, 2011

"New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said an anti-truancy program that assigns mentors to chronically truant students is showing results.
Bloomberg said students who had a mentor to encourage them to go to school clocked a total of more than 7,000 school days than chronically absent students not in the program.
'As we work to take schools to the next level, there's one statistic we can't ignore. One out of nearly five students missed a month of more of school last year,' Bloomberg said.
A spokesman for the mayor added the attendance boost from mentors averaged 16 days per student." Read More

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