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Absent Children (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-02-24

Duration: 00:06:00

Subjects: Education | Truancy


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Welch, Roxson Interviewee


This segment from the February 24, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on a new study by the Associated Press and Stanford University that found that 19,000 Louisiana students are not currently attending school. She interviews Roxson Welch, the director of the Family and Youth Center, who discusses the reasons why these children are not in the classroom.