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Schools in the Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) in California are the latest to try a novel way to improve attendance: monitoring students' whereabouts with global positioning satellite (GPS) tracking devices.

Attendance Improvement Management (AIM) Truancy Solutions has developed a walkie-talkie-sized GPS tracking device that is able to follow students’ locations.

“The program was initially started to give counselors of chronic...

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