The Truancy Trap
The absurdities of harsh truancy policies made headlines in May when a Houston-area judge jailed Diane Tran, 17, for missing too much school ... absences, a first offense. The teen pled guilty and the judge hit him with a $195 fine. Stung by sticker ...
Tickets for texting are scarce in Pennsylvania
Texting behind the wheel is a primary offense in Pennsylvania — you can be stopped and cited under 3316 alone — but the fine is only 50 bucks. Not that that matters much, since few people get cited. Fran Cleaver, a spokeswoman for state Sen.
Allegheny County schools, courts tackle truancy
In Pennsylvania, school attendance is mandatory ... Students convicted of truancy can lose their driver's license for up to 90 days for a first offense and an additional six months for every additional truancy conviction. Schools report their worst truancy ...
Three Reasons for Pessimism - Offense
With football season slowly closing in on us, we decided to look at the good and bad about Penn State's offense and defense in 2014 ... in the Blue/White Game, even if the first team didn't get too much burn: it was rare that the quarterbacks would ...
Wilkinsburg addresses chronic truancy issues
For the first time since October 2012 ... send written notice to parents or guardians and to work with families to create a truancy elimination plan. It's unclear how much, if any, of that was being done in Wilkinsburg in the absence of an attendance ...