students http://wrkf.org en As Texas Gets More Diverse, Educators Grab The Bull By The Horns http://wrkf.org/post/texas-gets-more-diverse-educators-grab-bull-horns Texas is in the midst of a population boom and demographic sea change. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:33:00 +0000 Melissa Block 24592 at http://wrkf.org As Texas Gets More Diverse, Educators Grab The Bull By The Horns Drop-Out Study Argues for Truancy Intervention http://wrkf.org/post/drop-out-study-argues-truancy-intervention <p><span class="BodyCopy">While the legislature has approved Governor Bobby Jindal's proposals for getting teachers to up their game and providing more school choice, an effort to keep some of the most at-risk kids in the classroom may be falling by the wayside. </span></p><p class="BodyCopy">The Truancy Assessment and Service Center, or TASC, program, addresses truancy among elementary school students, intervening early so they don't drop out later.</p><p class="BodyCopy">Administrators of TASC, which serves students from 21 parishes at 14 sites around the state, pleaded with the House Appropriations Committee earlier this week not to cut its funding.</p><p class="BodyCopy">Cecile Guin, Director of Research at the LSU School of Social Work, helped develop the program 13 years ago. She spoke with WRKF's Amy Jeffries in the studio along with LSU economist Stephen Barnes about TASC and the study they recently co-authored to bolster the argument for its preservation. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 2609 at http://wrkf.org Drop-Out Study Argues for Truancy Intervention