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Truancy and Dropout

County Health Rankings Show There Is More to Health than Health Care

University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

These reports, published by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, look at a variety of health measures and are unique in that they make pos

National Center for School Engagement

The National Center for School Engagement is offering a new online course to help schools and communities prevent students from becoming truant or dropping out.

Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 1972

IES, National Center for Education Statistics

A recent report from the U.S.

A Look at Two Approaches to Truancy: Rural and Urban

SS/HS Project Directors' Consortia March 2011
March 18, 2011 - 10:45am - 12:00pm

A Project Director from Mount Carmel, IL, explains how their community

Strategies for Truancy Prevention

Date/Time (ET): 
April 27, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Truancy is one of the main problems that our school systems are facing.

Facing the School Dropout Dilemma

American Psychological Association

This issue brief summarizes recent research on school dropout from the fields of child development, early childhood education, and social and emotional learning.


The Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence

This booklet, based on best practices, provides parents and guardians with pro-active strategies for preventing and reducing incidences of truancy. It discusses why students miss school, the parents’ role in reducing truancy, and strategies to work with the child, the child’s school, and the community.

Approaches to Dropout Prevention: Heeding Early Warning Signs with Appropriate Interventions

National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research

This report discusses effective ways in which school systems can focus their dropout prevention efforts.

Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2006

U.S. Department of Education

This report presents the number of high school graduates, the Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate, and dropout data for grades 9 through 12 for public schools in school year 2006