Quick Look: High School Entrepreneurs Tackle Truancy

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One of the participants of Education Nation's Innovation Challenge gets the spotlight.

Founded in January, TruantToday is a messaging service that alerts parents instantly via text and e-mail message when students cut class. The goal? Reducing truancy and restoring state and federal financing to school districts, which can lose as much as $50 each day that a student is missing.