Taking on Truancy To Reduce School Dropouts

Woody Allen once said that 80 percent of success is showing up. But chronically absent kids don't seem to agree. Now some local schools are taking a more holistic approach to combating chronic truancy, which includes more home visits, phone calls and targeted classes to teach parents how to deal with children skipping school. Listen here.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show
March 20, 2012
Guest:Kavitha Cardoza, Reporter, WAMU 88.5 News