Electronic messaging is used to combat truancy in New Zealand

06/16/2010 | Bay of Plenty Times (New Zealand)

New Zealand schools will be required to install computer systems aimed at combating student truancy by delivering text messages, e-mails and phone calls to parents when a student is absent from school. Officials say that about 30,000 students skip school each day, and as many as 2,500 students have been truant for an extended period of time. At one school that began using a computerised system, truancy fell 9.8% in one year.

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