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Los Angeles Issuing Fewer Truancy Tickets

By The Associated Press — November 12, 2013 1 min read

The number of truancy tickets issued to students in the Los Angeles school district has dropped by more than 93 percent during the past four years, according to a report released last week.

Under a partnership launched last year among district, city, and school police, truant students are more often sent to city youth centers to receive educational counseling and other services to address their academic struggles.

African-American and Latino students still receive a disproportionate number of tickets, though the district says rates have declined for those groups as well.

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A version of this article appeared in the November 13, 2013 edition of Education Week as Los Angeles Issuing Fewer Truancy Tickets

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