Today: Attorney General Kamala D. Harris to Release New Report on California’s Elementary School Truancy Crisis

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

LOS ANGELES – California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris will be joined by education, policy, legislative and business leaders at a Los Angeles elementary school to release a new report on California’s Elementary School truancy crisis.

Attorney General Harris’ second annual report, In School + On Track 2014, will provide new research on how students of color and students from low income families are missing a disproportionate amount of school each year and will outline recommendations to reduce state truancy rates. These recommendations were put into action in the Every Kid Counts legislative package (http://bit.ly/1q9oKDT) sponsored by Attorney General Harris that passed the state legislature and currently awaits Governor Jerry Brown’s signature.

WHEN:

Today Friday, September 12, 2014 at 11 a.m.

WHERE:

Malabar Elementary School

3200 E. Malabar Street

Los Angeles, CA 90063 

WHO:

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris

Assemblymember Isadore Hall

LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy

California Endowment President Dr. Robert Ross

LA Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Gary Toebben

United Way of Greater Los Angeles President & CEO Elise Buik.

NOTES: 

Open to credentialed media only. RSVP required to Nicholas.Pacilio@doj.ca.gov.

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