truant


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play truant

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to fail to attend on purpose

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one who is absent from school without permission

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someone who shirks duty

absent without permission

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That's a lot for one book to hold, particularly in tight corners, but The Truants does its work successfully, with elegance and singing prose.
Whitmire wants to know if judges are offering enrollment in the program to truant students as an alternative to fines and jail sentences for skipping school so often that their cases have been referred to the adult court system.
Truant children often come from poorer backgrounds, and fining these parents would just be a penalty on vulnerable people.
Children from 'good homes' are just as likely as those from troubled homes to display truant behavior and miss school, the report said.
Killers Robert Thompson and Jon Venables were regular, persistent truants, and should both have been at school when they abducted James from the Strand shopping centre in Bootle and killed him, in 1993.
And South Wales Police officers working with welfare officials said they were shocked to hear from 11 children who said their parents allowed them to truant as a Christmas treat.
The rate in the city's primary schools is roughly equivalent to one child in every class of 30 playing truant for half the school year - about 500 pupils a day.
Reassure him by letting him know that problems only get worse if you avoid them and it is not good to truant.
Chapters five and six focus on the Chicago Renaissance with Richard Wright cast as dean and Frank Yerby as truant.
He and his chums were told that if they' actually played truant, they would have been belted every day for a month.
IN DALLAS, TEXAS, a private investor has sponsored a pilot program that requires chronically truant high school students, selected by a judge, to wear a GPS monitor.
State law defines a truant as a student who misses more than 30 minutes of instruction without an excuse three times during the school year.
The Department for Children, Schools and Families yesterday released figures for the number of primary and secondary school sessions - half days - missed in the 2007 autumn term either through pupils playing truant or with an authorised absence.
He said: "Young people truant due to bullying, depression or a feeling that academic life isn't for them.