truancy http://wrkf.org en LSU Cuts Ties with Truancy Intervention Program http://wrkf.org/post/lsu-cuts-ties-truancy-intervention-program <p>Louisiana State University will end its affiliation with the Truancy Assessment and Service Center because of mid-year budget cuts.</p><p>Last year after Cecile Guin, the head of TASC, convinced the Legislature to preserve funding for the program.</p><p>TASC intervenes in elementary school students’ lives when it’s reported that they’ve missed school.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:26:03 +0000 Kelly Connelly 5205 at http://wrkf.org 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