With one in five students missing at least 20 days of school per year, the city is continuing it’s wake-up call program. The recorded messages, from celebrities and now fellow students, encourage students to get out of bed and get to school.
That cheating scandal on Long Island is now believed to involve as many as 35 students in five high schools, the Nassau County district attorney’s office reports. And the cheating accusations do not surround only the SAT, but also the increasingly popular ACT exam.
In reviewing the results of the first year of its anti-truancy campaign, the city has found that chronically absent students who had attendance mentors fared better than those who did not. So the city is more than doubling the number of public school students who are assigned mentors this year.
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