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Jamaica »

Truant Students in Ski Masks Spark Jamaica HS Building Lockdown

A Jamaica school principal ordered a soft lockdown after seeing the student enter the school in masks.

Red Hook »

Transfer School Graduate Seeks to Dispel 'Misconceptions' About Alma Mater

Stephanie Gaweda, 19, will begin shooting her documentary "Dream Factories" this summer.

Cobble Hill »

Cellphone App Targets Truancy With Real-Time Texts From Teachers to Parents

The founders of Kinvolved want teachers to immediately inform parents when their kids are out or late.

Prospect Heights »

Dept. of Education Apologizes For Truancy Calls to Dead Teen's Family

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the mistake might be attributable to a "bureaucratic error."

Prospect Heights »

Grieving Dad Says School Calls to Complain That Dead Son Skips Class

The father of the Brooklyn boy who drowned on a class trip has been called repeatedly.

Manhattan »

No-Show Midtown Community Board Members Facing the Boot

CB5 Board Chair Vikki Barbero slammed some board members' frequent absences as "unconscionable."

Manhattan »

Trey Songz, Jose Reyes Team Up to Get Kids to School

A host of celebrities and sports stars have teamed up with the city to give kids who frequently skip school wake-up calls.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Only 77 Percent of NYC Students Attended First Day of School

Almost a quarter of New York City public school students stayed home on the first day of class Wednesday.

Manhattan »

Two Manhattan Schools Take Part in New Program to Cut Truancy

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the city will partner kids with mentors in an effort to cut truancy.

Manhattan »

Mayor Announces Fight Against Truancy - Just as 1,000 Students Skip Class

The new campaign was announced just hours before students walked out of class to protest MTA cuts.