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

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

by Julianne Hing on November 5 2013, 1:11PM

The significant improvements have come with troubling new developments.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

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

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

by Julianne Hing on October 24 2011, 10:00AM

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

Topics: Schools & Youth

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

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

by Julianne Hing on April 18 2011, 2:18PM

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

Topics: Schools & Youth

Pennsylvania Parents Sue School District Over Exorbitant Truancy Fines

Pennsylvania Parents Sue School District Over Exorbitant Truancy Fines

by Julianne Hing on January 21 2011, 2:14PM

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

Topics: Schools & Youth

New Calif. Truancy Law Goes Into Effect

New Calif. Truancy Law Goes Into Effect

by Julianne Hing on January 4 2011, 5:32PM

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

Topics: Schools & Youth

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

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

by Julianne Hing on November 30 2010, 1:02PM

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

Topics: Schools & Youth

California Parents Could Get Jail Time if Kids Miss School

California Parents Could Get Jail Time if Kids Miss School

by Julianne Hing on October 5 2010, 1:00PM

Critics argue black and brown families will be hit hardest.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Classroom to Courtroom: Lawsuit Tackles Rhode Island’s Court for ‘Wayward’ Students

by Michelle Chen on March 30 2010, 6:15AM

Rhode Island wants its kids to stay in school. Or else. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Monday charging that the state’s anti-truancy policy not only ignores children’s legitimate reasons for not attending school, but subjects…

Topics: Schools & Youth

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