food stamps welfare benefits

California Attorney General Unveils New Effort To Support Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice

California Attorney General Kamala Harris called on officials Thursday in every county across the state to help safeguard child welfare and juvenile justice systems.


children bullying

Pasadena Lawmaker Targets ‘Truancy Crisis’ Among Elementary Students

A Pasadena lawmaker Monday joined California Attorney General Kamala Harris to unveil legislation that aims to tackle what officials are calling a “truancy crisis” in elementary schools statewide.


(credit: Getty Images)

Study: LAUSD Truancy Tickets Plunge, But Racial Disparity Lingers

The number of truancy citations issued to students by Los Angeles Unified School District police has plunged over the last four years, according to a new study.


(credit: CBS)

Calif. Attorney General: One Million Elementary School Students Truant

One million elementary school students were truant last year, costing the state an estimated $46 billion and starting students on a cycle directly linked to crime, social services and public health problems in later years, according to California Attorney General Kamala Harris.


FILE PHOTO (credit: LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)

Glendale Unified Hires Local Company To Monitor Students’ Social Media Posts

The Glendale Unified School District has hired a Hermosa Beach company to monitor public social media posts made by its students to find out when teens are in trouble or causing it.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/26/2013

teacher school education

6 OC Parents Arrested For Allowing Children To Be Chronically Truant From School

Orange County authorities have arrested six local parents for allowing their children to be chronically truant from school.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/18/2013


Parents, School Officials Push City Council To Cut Fines For Truant LAUSD Students

Students, parents and school district officials have complained the penalties could have a negative effect on attendance.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/14/2012

(credit: CBS)

Long Beach Mother Arrested In Son’s Truancy

A Long Beach mother faced charges Friday after her son missed more than 50 days of school, according to police.



Truancy Crackdown Lands OC Parents In Jail

A truancy crackdown in Orange County is ending up with parents who allow their kids to skip school now behind bars.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–05/11/2011


Moreno Valley Truancy Sweep Nets 66 Students

More than five-dozen students enrolled in Moreno Valley schools were caught ditching class and slapped with citations ranging from $100 to $500 during a truancy sweep.



GPS To Track Truant Students In Anaheim

Call it a last-ditch effort to tackle truancy in Orange County.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/18/2011