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Truancy in Alaska Schools

October 21, 2011

Two parents in Alaska are going to jail because their kids didn’t go to school. Truancy is a big problem for educators in the state. But should parents of chronically absent kids serve time? And what are schools in rural and urban Alaska doing stay relevant and keep kids engaged?

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HOST: Lori Townsend, APRN


  • Rob Picou, Superintendent, Bering Strait School District based in Unalakleet.
    Lou Pondolfino, Principal, King Career Center in Anchorage
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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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