Brazilian City Tackles Truancy With Technology | Education News:
A Brazilian city is using locator chips embedded in school uniforms to tackle truancy problems in its public school system.
There are 43,000 students between the ages of 4 and 14 in Vitoria da Conquista’s public school system. Next year all of them will be wearing microchips embedded within their school uniform designed to electronically monitor when they enter school. The program began this week. The city’s education secretary, Coriolano Moraes, was enthusiastic about the new way to tackle an old problem: