Michigan Governor Signs Bill Tying Truancy To AssistanceUnder the policy, a family loses eligibility for cash assistance if a child ages 6 through 15 doesn't meet attendance requirements.
Bill To Strip Family Of Welfare Cash If Kid Misses School Quickly Makes Way Through Michigan LegislatureRepublicans say the goal is to keep children in school, helping to “break the cycle of generational poverty."
State House Moves To Tie Truancy To Welfare Cash AssistanceBill sponsor Rep. Al Pscholka says the legislation would help "break the cycle of generational poverty."
Bill Would Strip Driver's License From Truant KidsIn cases where juveniles haven't yet been issued a license, they would be denied a license.
New Detroit Public Schools Attendance Policy Involves Prosecutor’s OfficeThe Detroit Public School district is hoping its new "3-6-9" attendance policy will cut down on student absences.
Policy Links School Attendance, Welfare BenefitsA new policy taking effect on Oct. 1 means Michigan parents whose children don't attend school could lose welfare cash benefits.
Truancy Could Cost DPS MillionsThe Detroit Public School District is being fined by the state for ongoing truancy problems. Attendance in the past school year was less than 75 percent on 46 school days.
Schools Expert Opposes Parent Participation Plan
Prosecutor Pushes Plan Aimed At Truant Parents