Tracking Down Truants

Kids playing hooky may have met their match: truancy officers with Web-enabled phones and mobile code scanners.

by / December 30, 2002
Nobody is sure how many children play hooky on any given school day; national statistics don't exist. But truancy persists throughout the country and has ramifications beyond education. Data gathered by groups, such as Parentingteens.com, reveal a troubling problem spreading across the country.

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Tod Newcombe Features Editor