Mayor's Interagency Task Force on Truancy, Chronic Absenteeism and School Engagement
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Pilot Schools

The DOE and Task Force initially selected a total of 25 schools to participate in pilot program in the 2010-2011 academic year, added an additional 25 schools for 2011-2012 school year, and in 2012-2013 is up to 100 participating schools. These schools were chosen on the basis of strong leadership, connection with a community-based organization in its neighborhood, and higher-than-average chronic absenteeism within their student bodies.

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The Challenge

Learn what the Task Force is doing to tackle this problem.