In The Moment... Truancy In SD Schools

Feb 22, 2017

In The Moment... February 22, 2017 Show 035 Hour 2

This week’s Dakota Political Junkies are Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter and Rapid City Journal enterprise reporter Seth Tupper. 

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Truancy is an evolving issue in South Dakota's schools. Local lawmakers are working to pass legislation to change state law regarding penalties for being out of school, and school leaders are using every tool they can find to convince kids to class. A snapshot from schools offers a glimpse into the major themes that challenge consistent attendance. and what educators are doing about it.

This segment starts at 16:35.

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Wilson Kubwayo graduated from the Sioux Falls School District. At age 13, he was a refugee who came to the United States from Africa. Kubwayo made the decision to commit to attending school every day.

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Dr. Jason Daniels, Black Hills State University
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Dr. Jason Daniels, assistant professor of history, will examine how the Haitian Revolution transformed one of the most productive European colonies of its day into an independent state run by formerly enslaved peoples and their descendants in the next Geek Speak lecture at Black Hills State University.

  • This segment starts at 34:47.