Truancy down in Oakland schools
You might have seen Jill Tucker’s piece in the Chronicle yesterday on the 23 percent drop in truancy this year in San Francisco schools, an improvement attributed to a parental prosecution policy and other citywide efforts.
The Oakland school district has its own campaign to boost attendance (and state funding), called Attend and Achieve. District staff say it seems to have had a big impact — well, at the elementary and middle school levels, anyway.
Here are the numbers.