Report Tracks Higher Dropout Risk For Black Students In Oakland SchoolsBy middle school, more than half of the black students enrolled in the Oakland Unified School District show signs of dropping out of school, according to studies released Tuesday. The signs include chronic absenteeism and suspension.
San Francisco School Year Begins With Focus On Truancy, AbsenteeismOfficials remain committed to a successful initiative to fight truancy and absenteeism in the city.
California Dropout Rate Reaches Nearly 20 PercentThe numbers are even worse in Oakland, where 37 percent of students were found to have dropped out before graduating.
BART Staff Absences Affecting Cleanliness Of TrainsBART riders rate cleanliness as high as safety and reliablility, but a high staff-absenteeism rate is keeping trains from looking their best.