Mayor's Interagency Task Force on Truancy, Chronic Absenteeism and School Engagement
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Chancellor Dennis Walcott and the Mayor's Chief Policy Advisor John Feinblatt Announce the NYC Asthma Friendly Schools Campaign to Help Reduce Asthma-Related Absenteeism
June 9, 2011

"Mayor Bloomberg Launches WakeUp! NYC Campaign to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism and Truancy In City Schools And Releases Early Data From Truancy Program," (PDF)
February 10, 2011

"Old Navy, Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott, Chancellor Joel I. Klein, Mayor's Chief Policy Advisor John Feinblatt and Mets Player Jose Reyes Give New York Students a New Wardrobe Fit for the Classroom to Reward Attendance," (PDF)
November 4, 2010

"Mayor Bloomberg Announces Comprehensive New Strategies to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism and Truancy in City Schools," (PDF)
August 19, 2010

"Mayor Bloomberg Announces First-Ever Citywide Campaign to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism and Truancy in City Schools," (PDF)
June 10, 2010

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The Challenge

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